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The goddess of buttercups and daisies : a novel, Martin Millar

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The goddess of buttercups and daisies : a novel
Title
The goddess of buttercups and daisies
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Martin Millar
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Language
eng
Summary
"Aristophanes is inconsolable-his rival playwrights are hogging all the local attention, a pesky young wannabe poet won't leave him alone, his actors can't remember their lines, and his own festival sponsor seems to be conspiring against him, withholding direly needed funds for set design and, most importantly, giant phallus props. O woe, how can his latest comedy convince Athenian citizens to vote down another ten years of war against Sparta if they're too busy scoffing at the diminutive phalluses? And why does everyone in the city-state seem to be losing their minds? Wallowing in one inconvenience after another, Aristophanes is unaware that the Spartan and Athenian generals have unleashed Laet, the spirit of foolishness and bad decisions, to inspire chaos and war-mongering in Athens. To counteract Laet's influence, Athena sends Bremusa, an Amazon warrior, and Metris, an endearingly airheaded nymph (their first choice was her mother Metricia, but she grew tired of all the fighting and changed back into a river). Dashing between fantastical scenes of moody and meddlesome gods, ever-applicable political debates in the senate, backstage scrambling for the play, and glimpses of life in Ancient Greece, Martin Millar delivers another witty and comical romp for readers of all ages."--
Summary
"Aristophanes is inconsolable-his rival playwrights are hogging all the local attention, a pesky young wannabe poet won't leave him alone, his actors can't remember their lines, and his own festival sponsor seems to be conspiring against him, withholdingdirely needed funds for set design and, most importantly, giant phallus props. O woe, how can his latest comedy convince Athenian citizens to vote down another ten years of war against Sparta if they're too busy scoffing at the diminutive phalluses? And why does everyone in the city-state seem to be losing their minds? Wallowing in one inconvenience after another, Aristophanes is unaware that the Spartan and Athenian generals have unleashed Laet, the spirit of foolishness and bad decisions, to inspire chaos and war-mongering in Athens. To counteract Laet's influence, Athena sends Bremusa, an Amazon warrior, and Metris, an endearingly airheaded nymph (their first choice was her mother Metricia, but she grew tired of all the fighting and changed back intoa river). Dashing between fantastical scenes of moody and meddlesome gods, ever-applicable political debates in the senate, backstage scrambling for the play, and glimpses of life in Ancient Greece, Martin Millar delivers another witty and comical romp for readers of all ages. "--
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10417739
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DLC
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Millar, Martin
Dewey number
823/.914
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6063.I34
LC item number
G63 2015
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Aristophanes
  • Aristophanes
  • Aristophanes
  • Aristophanes
  • Aristophanes
  • Aristophanes
  • Aristophanes
  • Aristophanes
  • Aristophanes
  • Aristophanes
  • Aristophanes
  • Aristophanes
  • Aristophanes
  • Aristophanes
  • Aristophanes
  • Theater
  • Gods, Greek
  • Mythology, Greek
  • Athens (Greece)
  • FICTION
  • Gods, Greek
  • Mythology, Greek
  • Theater
  • Greece
  • Greece
Target audience
adult
Label
The goddess of buttercups and daisies : a novel, Martin Millar
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn892163260
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
194 pages
Isbn
9781593766054
Lccn
2014044958
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1114253
  • (OCoLC)892163260
Label
The goddess of buttercups and daisies : a novel, Martin Millar
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn892163260
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
194 pages
Isbn
9781593766054
Lccn
2014044958
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1114253
  • (OCoLC)892163260

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