By Pete Hamill

In a stately West Village townhouse, a filthy rich socialite and her secretary are murdered. within the 24 hours that stick with, a flurry of task circles round their surprising deaths: the top of 1 of the city's final tabloids stops the presses. A cop investigates the killing. A reporter chases the tale. A disgraced hedge fund supervisor flees the rustic. An Iraq warfare vet seeks revenge. And an indignant younger extremist plots a huge catastrophe.

The urban is many stuff: a proving floor, a decadent playground, or a palimpsest of memories-- a historical city eclipsed through sleek instances. As a lot a mystery because it is a gripping portrait of the town of this day, TABLOID CITY[i][/i]is a brand new fiction vintage from the author who has captured it completely for many years.

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Thesm. 352 352a Thesm. 331. Pa 1322-30 is, strictly speaking, only a description of a prayer. Religious Registers 17 officious ring. With first-person verbs they came to be used by public orators as ceremonial introductions to their speeches (cf. Eccl. 36 As a private prayer, Cleon-Paphlagon's lines at Eq. ev SetTTTOiVj) Adrjvair] . . ai 'I pray . . to OUT Lady Athena') are therefore exceptional and characterize the speaker as bombastic (cf. the 'hymnic' epithet peSeovaa 'sovereign' and the epic vocalism in Both types of invocation are exactly matched in hymns.

1004-5 suggests that no-ma is a 'default epithet'; cf. for araf and Eur. Hipp. 88; Hemberg (1955) 9-12; Pleket (1981) 174-6. Scanoiva, when not applied to Kore, may be a recent development since it is first attested in Euripides: Ausfeld (1903) 521; cf. Usener (1929) 222—5; Henrichs (19760) 253—66. 52 Cf. Pulleyn(iQ97) 149. 53 In Ran. 851 and PI. Euthd. 2g6d 7roAuTi)n)Tos is ironically applied to humans (as is J> am (not: araf) in Eq. 1298): cf. Dover (1993) 299; Radermacher (1954) 186; Kleinknecht (1937) 23-4 n.

369-70). It is rare to ask for 'salvation' instead (Vesp. 393; Ran. 82 The concept of 8eoi ETTTJ/COOI is well known, and eirriKoos may be a piece of religious terminology, but in Aristophanes it occurs only in a hymn (Thesm. HS7). 83 For (d), (Thesm. 369) is isolated and reXew and epic xpaivw are absent. ' once summarizes a list of preceding wishes (Pax 1016), but elsewhere the concrete requests stand alone. Only re'Aeos 'successful' (* re'Aeos 'entire', as in Lys. 104) shows a remarkable repetition in prayer contexts (Thesm.

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