Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: RARA-AVIS Digest V4 #420

From: Al Guthrie (
Date: 27 Jul 2002

----- Original Message ----- From: "Marianne Macdonald" <>
> What we are talking about in ancient Greece was something like a
> buddy system. The older man trained and defended the younger man in
> battle, educated him, encouraged him - had a kind of paternal role.
> No doubt if some enemy murdered the younger one he would go to the
> wall avenging him, and hang the Maltese falcon, the femme fatale, and
> everything else.

Speaking of police procedurals. What you describe isn't a million miles removed from Hollywood's depiction of the US police force.


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