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The Resource The Golden Mean

The Golden Mean

Label
The Golden Mean
Title
The Golden Mean
Statement of responsibility
Annabel Lyon
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Shortlisted for the prestigious Giller Prize and the Governor General's Award Macedon. 367 BC. Philip II is bringing war to Persia. Forged in the warrior culture of Macedonia, the time has come for his young son Alexander to take up his inheritance of blood and obedience to the sword. It is a training that has made the boy sadistic; fiercely brilliant, but unstable. A dangerous trait in a king fated to rule the vastest empire of the ancient world. Compelled to teach this startling, precocious, sometimes horrifying child, Aristotle soon realises that what the boy needs most to learn - thrown before his time onto his father's battlefields - is the lesson of the golden mean, the elusive balance between extremes that Aristotle hopes will mitigate the boy's will to conquer in this age of fighting heroes..
Summary
Aristotle postpones his dream of succeeding Plato at the Academy in Athens when he is forced to tutor Alexander, a prince of Macedon, but Aristotle's resentment at his situation is soon overcome by the boy's intellectual potential and his capacity for surprise
Award
Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, 2009.
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325597
Cataloging source
NLC
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1971-
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Annabel Lyon
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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Fiction / Historical
Target audience
adult
Label
The Golden Mean
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300008749
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780857890597
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Golden Mean
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300008749
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780857890597
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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