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Lindsey Davis

Data di nascita: 21. Agosto 1949

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Lindsey Davis è una scrittrice inglese, laureata a Oxford, celebre per la serie di romanzi gialli ambientati nella Roma imperiale del I secolo d.C., incentrata sul personaggio dell'investigatore Marco Didio Falco.

L'ambientazione preferita dalla Davis per i suoi gialli è precisamente la seconda metà del I secolo d.C., a partire dal periodo in cui governava l'Impero Romano Vespasiano. Si occupa di risolvere misteriosi e complicati casi l'investigatore Marco Didio Falco. Al momento sono stati pubblicati in Italia i seguenti volumi: Le miniere dell'imperatore, Misteri imperiali, La Venere di rame, La mano di ferro, L'oro di Poseidone, Ultimo atto a Palmira, Fuga o morte, Notte a Corduba, Tre mani nella fontana, In pasto ai leoni, Una vergine di troppo, Ode per un banchiere. La serie completa in lingua inglese è attualmente costituita da 20 libri.

I suoi gialli sono tradotti in quindici lingue.

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Frasi Lindsey Davis

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„Cherish the past for what it was, an ideal, a signal that human happiness might be a possibility“

— Lindsey Davis
Context: He was dead. No point speculating. Cherish the past for what it was, an ideal, a signal that human happiness might be a possibility. Raise your standards. Make a decent life, Lucilla. Life is all there is. If it's only once, it must be good... He had been right. If perfection only happened once, that was better than never. Now nothing for her would ever again entail complete despair. So thank you, Gaius Vinius Clodianus, son of Marcus, thank you for your good deed, a deed that brightened somebody's dark world.

„Most cynics are witty and all clowns are cynical. Meet us on the road, and who could tell the difference?“

— Lindsey Davis
Context: I asked why Grumio had had to turn to lesser things.'No call. In my father or grandfather's day all I would have needed in life were my cloak and shoes, my flask and strigil, a cup and knife to take to dinner, and a small wallet for my earnings. Everyone who could find the wherewithal would eagerly ask a wandering jokesmith in.' 'Sounds just like being a vagrant philosopher!' 'A cynic,' he agreed readily. 'Exactly. Most cynics are witty and all clowns are cynical. Meet us on the road, and who could tell the difference?&rsquo; 'Me, I hope! I'm a good Roman. I'd take a five-mile detour to avoid a philosopher.'</p

„Getting involved with politicians is complete stupidity.“

— Lindsey Davis
Context: “I had been right in the first place. Getting involved with politicians is complete stupidity.”

„Truth is distrusted as much as Greek philosophy“

— Lindsey Davis
Context: This was no more cynical than most lying lozenge-pushers, but when he thought it mattered, Rhoemetalces had been honest. We cannot have that. Rome is a complex, sophisticated society. Truth is distrusted as much as Greek philosophy.

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„Smartness always helps in gaining access to the houses of the wealthy. Anyone with a clean face is acceptable to thugs“

— Lindsey Davis
Context: Smartness always helps in gaining access to the houses of the wealthy. Anyone with a clean face is acceptable to thugs.

„Instead of making a genuine point, it's now good enough to repeat any ribald story without a thought for whether it's even true.“

— Lindsey Davis
Context: The new "humour", if you can call it that, is pure malicious gossip. Instead of making a genuine point, it's now good enough to repeat any ribald story without a thought for whether it's even true.

„There are fortunes to be made out of bristle for a man with deft hands.“

— Lindsey Davis
Context: Stick with it, Xanthus. There are fortunes to be made out of bristle for a man with deft hands.

„Sometimes information you barely noticed consciously comes back to you of its own accord“

— Lindsey Davis
Context: “Sometimes information you barely noticed consciously comes back to you of its own accord.”

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