The Tyrant

Jean Calmet, a young Swiss schoolteacher, is still haunted by the spirit of his recently cremated father, whose overbearing personality destroyed both his family and his son's childhood.


Author: Jacques Chessex

Publisher: Bitter Lemon Press

ISBN: 9781904738947

Category: Fiction

Page: 189

View: 793

Jean Calmet, a young Swiss schoolteacher, is still haunted by the spirit of his recently cremated father, whose overbearing personality destroyed both his family and his son's childhood.



Author: Cody MacKay


ISBN: 9781312150188



View: 599

The Tyrant

Not the least of a would-be tyrant's job requirements was a reputation for
invincibility. It was not enough for Demansk to be respected and admired for his
military skills. He already had that much, from his enemies as well as his friends.
What he ...


Author: Eric Flint

Publisher: Baen Books

ISBN: 9780743435215

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 831

If the corrupt Empire ruling most of planet Hafardine falls, so will the last remnants of civilization left behind when galactic civilization collapsed long ago. Only two men see the coming disaster, and have a plan to save the future.

Tyrannosaurus Rex the Tyrant King

Of particular interest is the ecological behavior of these dinosaurs: specifically,
were tyrant dinosaurs predators or scavengers? introduction Among modern
carnivores (that is, animals that derive the majority of their food requirements in
the ...


Author: Peter L. Larson

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253350879

Category: Nature

Page: 435

View: 742

A treasure trove of information about the most famous dinosaur of allwith a supplementary CD-ROM


'Remember,' he said, 'that the only way to get a tyrant to abandon his place is to
pull him out by the feet.' Philistus lowered his eyes, Leptines grimaced. Neither
the word 'tyrant' nor the image of himself being dragged dead through the fortress


Author: Valerio Massimo Manfredi

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330526876

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

View: 120

Valerio Massimo Manfredi's Tyrant starts in Sicily 412 BC: the infinite duel between a man and a superpower begins. The man is Dionysius, who has just made himself Tyrant of Syracuse. The superpower Carthage, mercantile megalopolis and mistress of the seas. Over the next eight years, Dionysius' brutal military conquests will strike down countless enemies and many friends to make Syracuse the most powerful Greek city west of mainland Greece. He builds the largest army of antiquity and invents horrific war machines to use against the Carthaginians, who he will fight in five wars. But who was Dionysius? Historians have condemned him as one of the most ruthless, egocentric despots. But he was also patron of the arts, a dramatist, poet and tender lover.

The Chronicles of Nexus Tyrant

My. Goddess. Tyrant lands in the middle of the large crowd, which is now being
organized, to blank faces staring at him. The curious and confused faces only
stare for a moment then turn away, to continue gathering supplies and equipment


Author: Mathew Fullerton

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9780244611583

Category: Fiction


View: 158

Love conquers all? Is love really that powerful and dangerous? The world is being ripped apart by events no one can explain. A man and a woman deeply in love are torn away from each other by a war they never thought could be possible. When demonic armies roam the earth, the apocalypse is certain. Mankind will not go down without a fight and with a creature, which no being in all the realms can even comprehend, to lead them. Could they win? Can mankind even survive?



Author: Christian Cameron

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781409117124

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 686

Ruler. Puppet Master. Killer. Glory. Death. Well-born Athenian cavalry officer, Kineas, fought shoulder to shoulder with Alexander in his epic battles against the Persian hordes. But on his return from the east to his native city, he finds not glory but shame - and exile. With nothing to his name but his military skills, Kineas agrees to lead a band of veterans to the city of Olbia, where the Tyrant is offering good money to train the city's elite cavalry. But soon Kineas and his men find they have stumbled into a deadly maze of intrigue and conspiracy as the Tyrant plots to use them as pawns in the increasingly complex power games between his own citizens, and the dread military might of Macedon. Caught between his duty to the Tyrant, his loyalty to his men and a forbidden love affair with a charismatic Scythian noblewoman, Kineas must call on all his Athenian guile, his flair on the battlefield, and even - he is convinced - the intervention of the gods, to survive.

Tyrant Banderas

And heconcludes: “There is no city more wretched thanthat whicha tyrant rules.”
Though Socrates's tyrantisa universal species, alive ineveryage andevery
country,LatinAmerica seems tohave been particularly propitious to his
development ...


Author: Ramon del Valle-Inclan

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 9781590175163

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 849

An NYRB Classics Original The first great twentieth-century novel of dictatorship, and the avowed inspiration for García Márquez’s The Autumn of the Patriarch and Roa Bastos’s I, the Supreme, Tyrant Banderas is a dark and dazzling portrayal of a mythical Latin American republic in the grip of a monster. Ramón del Valle-Inclán, one of the masters of Spanish modernism, combines the splintered points of view of a cubist painting with the campy excesses of 19th-century serial fiction to paint an astonishing picture of a ruthless tyrant facing armed revolt. It is the Day of the Dead, and revolution has broken out, creating mayhem from Baby Roach’s Cathouse to the Harris Circus to the deep jungle of Tico Maipú. Tyrant Banderas steps forth, assuring all that he is in favor of freedom of assembly and democratic opposition. Mean­while, his secret police lock up, torture, and execute students and Indian peasants in a sinister castle by the sea where even the sharks have tired of a diet of revolutionary flesh. Then the opposition strikes back. They besiege the dictator’s citadel, hoping to bring justice to a downtrodden, starving populace. Peter Bush’s new translation of Valle-Inclán’s seminal novel, the first into English since 1929, reveals a writer whose tragic sense of humor is as memorably grotesque and disturbing as Goya’s in his The Disasters of War.

Hiero the Tyrant and Other Treatises

doesn't get any pleasure from beating amateurs, but hates losing to his rivals.4
The same goes for a tyrant: there's no pleasure for him in having conspicuously
more than ordinary citizens, but it hurts him to have less than other tyrants, whom


Author: Xenophon

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141959627

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 288

View: 256

One of Socrates' Athenian disciples in his youth, Xenophon (c. 498-354 bc) fought as a mercenary commander in Cyrus the Younger's campaign to seize the Persian throne, and later wrote a wide range of works on history, politics and philosophy. These six treatises offer his informed insights into the nature of leadership. In the dialogue between the poet Simonides and Hiero, tyrant of Syracuse, Xenophon provides a consummate consideration of the burdens of being an absolute dictator and the superior happiness of the private man. Elsewhere, his biography of King Agesilaus II of Sparta depicts the author's patron as a model of piety, justice, courage and wisdom, while other texts consider the essential qualities of the cavalry commander, analyse the skills of the horseman and the hunter, and advance a bold economic plan for democratic Athens.

Tyrant Funeral Games

'Pending the tyrant's permission, of course.' Philokles nodded back. 'Of course,'
he said. Sophokles glanced at Nestor. 'I'll go with them,' he said. 'They all need
medical care.' Nestor was surprised. 'You were just hired as the tyrant's physician


Author: Christian Cameron

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781409113171

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 963

An action-packed tale of betrayal and revenge set amid the war between Alexander the Great's generals and climaxing in the most spectacular battle of the ancient world. Satyrus and Melitta, twin heirs to a rich kingdom on the Black Sea, become desperate fugitives when their mother, the Scythian warrior-princess Srayanka, is cut down in a savage act of betrayal. Accompanied by their tutor, the Spartan Philokles, they must make a perilous journey west, pursued by ruthless assassins, to find sanctuary with the army of their father's closest friend, Diodorus. But Diodorus is caught up in the tangled web of alliances, betrayals and intrigue that followed Alexander the Great's death, as his generals fought over the huge empire he had created - and soon the twins will have their first taste of real battle as two Macedonian warlords clash. In this violent and unstable world, they must choose sides carefully, as Antigonus One-Eye, and his brilliant son Demetrius, prepare to take on the might of Ptolemy's Egypt, and the forces gather for the biggest and most spectacular battle the world had ever seen - Gaza.

The Tyrant

Phoebe left her cousin groaning, and was led forward. “Carruthers,” called Sir
George. “Here is my daughter!” The dark head turned, and Phoebe all but
gasped with shock. It was The Tyrant! She had first laid eyes on him at the
Wyndhams' ...


Author: Patricia Veryan

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781250101419

Category: Fiction

Page: 344

View: 429

The Tyrant is the eagerly awaited third volume in Patricia Veryan's series of romantic adventures set in Georgian England, The Golden Chronicles. The year is 1746, and as the beautiful Phoebe Ramsay, who is in love with Brooks Lambert, prepares herself for the Ramsay Summer Ball, she can hardly suspect that she will be betrothed before the night is over to a virtual stranger-a man named Meredith Carruthers, who is also known as The Tyrant.

The Tyrant

PRAISE FOR THE SERIES ‘Captivating . . . Highly recommended’ John Gwynne ‘Beautiful and brutal. This is unflinching fantasy’ Chuck Wendig ‘A fascinating tale of political intrigue and national unrest’ Washington Post


Author: Seth Dickinson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781529003284

Category: Fiction


View: 821

‘Makes Game of Thrones look like Jackanory’ Independent on The Traitor The Tyrant is a sweeping fantasy of empire and intrigue - the third book in Seth Dickinson’s powerful, critically acclaimed fantasy quartet, Masquerade After years of service to the corrupt Imperial Republic of Falcrest, Baru Cormorant finally knows how to destroy it. She’s discovered a deadly, weaponized blood plague. And if she releases it, the epidemic will kill millions . . . not just in Falcrest, but worldwide. As her divided mind turns on itself, Baru's enemies close in. She must choose between genocidal retribution, and a harder path. All she has to do is defeat a conspiracy of kings, spies, and immortals, manipulate the outcome of two great wars, and steal the greatest riches in the world. If Baru triumphs, she can force Falcrest to abandon its colonies and make right its crimes. But does she want a slim chance at justice — or certain revenge? The Tyrant follows The Traitor and The Monster in this extraordinary quartet, and is published as The Tyrant Baru Cormorant in the US.

Composted Tyrant

“That's where you're buried?” Jessie was astounded. “I never knew 215
Composted Tyrant.


Author: Janet Morgan

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781450244633

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 792

Praise Quotes for Poetic Justice: "Poetic Justice has it all--a coastal Maine setting, Shakespeare and the Greek gods, characters the reader will want to see much more of--and murder. Get ready to stay up late trying to guess who killed Alfonse Sweetzer--the man so many of his neighbors in idyllic Wyleyville had every reason to hate." - Susan Connelly, author of the Nell Prentice Mystery Series "There's no better setting for a cozy than a library--and librarian Jessie Tyler is an appealing character I hope to read more about. Janet Morgan is a wise and gentle storyteller with the sure hand of an expert angler who hooks readers and keeps them guessing right up to the last chapter of Poetic Justice." - Leslie Meier, author of the Lucy Stone Mystery Series

Tyrant Moon

Elaine Corvidae. TYRANT MOON 3.


Author: Elaine Corvidae

Publisher: Mundania Press

ISBN: 9781594260292

Category: Fiction

Page: 218

View: 361

Corvidae tells the story of a dying mage who must help a barbarian warrior inher quest to save her people.

The Syracusan Tyrant Or The Life of Agathocles

Which when they had done , and received them in , who would be like a Garrison
to subject them to the Tyrant , he presently sends for all such whom he knew ,
chere & at Tauromenium , to be less pacient of Slavery , and had formerly ...


Author: Richard Perrinchief


ISBN: UOM:39015020923812

Category: Great Britain

Page: 263

View: 426

Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant

You may be in need of fresh solutions on how to increase and sustain greater
productivity, morale, and profitability, that is, how to TOT proof your companyTM.
Regardless of how you got here, welcome to Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant ...


Author: Lynn Taylor

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470498609

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 865

An indispensable guide to dealing with challenging, childish boss behavior and building a great career, with laugh- out-loud humor built in. Based on extensive interviews among workers, managers and psychologists, Tame Your Terrible Office TyrantTM draws hilarious but true parallels between toddlers and managers. When under stress, both often have trouble moderating their power, or lose the ability to think rationally. Traits in common include tantrum-throwing, demanding, stubborn, moody, fickle, self-centered, needy and whiny behavior. BADD (Boss Attention Deficit Disorder) is discussed as part of “Short Attention Spans.” There are 20 chapter traits in all, divided into “Bratty” and “Little Lost Lamb” categories, for easy reference, including real anecdotes and many useful tips. When bad bosses run amok in companies, nobody wins. This book shows readers how to build positive relationships with even the most out-of-control boss, and still thrive in your job. The key to success lies in dealing with a Terrible Office Tyrant (or TOTTM) much like a parent deals with a troublesome toddler. With true stories and time-tested solutions, this is the perfect guide managing a boss stuck in his Terrible Twos. Taylor takes you behind all the bossy blustering, so that you can focus on getting ahead – and achieve career excellence. Savvy top management will also gain insight on what not to do with their team. They know that Terrible Office Tyrant (TOT) managers may not be in plain sight (they don’t leave juice stains on the hallway carpet!) But they do wreak havoc on the bottom line. A special section helps senior management and Human Resource departments mitigate TOT behavior for a more productive workplace.

The Tyrant s Writ

Another set of talcs from Herodotus and the fifth-century tragedians explores the
political implications of this polarization, presenting the clash between tyrants
and protodemocrats as a confrontation between writers and speakers. Writing ...


Author: Deborah Tarn Steiner

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400872855

Category: History

Page: 294

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Covering material as diverse as curse tablets, coins, tattoos, and legal decrees, Deborah Steiner explores the reception of writing in archaic and classical Greece. She moves beyond questions concerning ancient literacy and the origins of the Greek alphabet to examine representations of writing in the myths and imaginative literature of the period. Maintaining that the Greek alphabet was not seen purely as a means of transcribing and preserving the spoken word, the author investigates parallels between writing and other signifiers, such as omens, tokens, and talismans; the role of inscription in religious rites, including cursing, oath-taking, and dedication; and perceptions of how writing functioned both in autocracies and democracies. Particularly innovative is the suggestion that fifth-century Greek historians and dramatists portrayed writing as an essential tool of tyrants, who not only issue written decrees but also "inscribe" human bodies with brands and cut up land with compasses and rules. The despotic overtones associated with writing inform discussion of its function in democracies. Although writing could promote equal justice, ancient sources also linked this activity with historical and mythical figures who opposed the populist regime. By examining this highly nuanced portrayal of writing, Steiner offers a new perspective on ancient views of written law and its role in fifth-century Athenian democracy. Originally published in 1994. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

God is a Tyrant

... those of you, who have been convinced, that all the success and joy they have
enjoyed in life, has been on their own strength alone and without the assistence
of God, then I would like to say 'better luck', at least you know 138 God is a Tyrant.


Author: Anand Samuel

Publisher: Paragon Publishing

ISBN: 9781782221173

Category: Religion

Page: 158

View: 502

A narrative of a man, whose earthly journey of pilgrimage, took him from the insanity of a belief in a 'God', to the sanity of believing in oneself!

Tyrant of the Mind


Author: Priscilla Royal

Publisher: Head of Zeus

ISBN: 9781781850244

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 591

MEDIEVAL MYSTERY: On a remote East Anglian coast stands Tyndal Priory, which belongs to the Order of Fontevraud where monks and nuns live and work in close proximity. Prioress Eleanor of Wynethorpe, young and inexperienced, has just been controversially appointed by King Henry III. TYRANT OF THE MIND: Winter, 1271. The shadow of death falls over Castle Wynethorpe on the Welsh border. Eleanor's nephew's life hangs in the balance, and she is summoned home tend him with prayers and healing talents. But death will not be denied. The chill that pervades the castle stems not just from the bitter winter besieging it, but also from the murderous tensions that afflict its occupants. Soon after Eleanor arrives, her brother, bloody dagger in hand, is found standing over the corpse of his oldest friend. Unable to believe that her brother is a murderer, Eleanor sets out to prove his innocence before he meets his fate on the hangman's gibbet.

The Last Days of a Reluctant Tyrant

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Author: Tom Murphy

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408145869

Category: Drama

Page: 112

View: 401

An epic family drama, shot through with dark humour, The Last Days of a Reluctant Tyrant tells the tragic story of a family disintegrating, having lost its moral values. Arina is an ambitious woman. As a servant girl she marries into the degenerative family she works for; her ruthless energy saves it from bankruptcy and she expands the family estate into an 'empire'. As matriarch she rules with an iron hand, her avarice insatiable, until she questions what it is all for. She slackens her hold and loses her power to the hypocrisy and relentless grasping of her 'chosen son'. Inspired by The Golovlyov Family by Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin, The Last Days of a Reluctant Tyrant is a haunting new work from leading Irish dramatist Tom Murphy, who has worked closely with the Abbey Theatre throughout his career. The play premiered at the Abbey Theatre, Ireland, on 3 June 2009.