Amáne of Teravinea (The Chosen One, Book 1) by D. María Trimble

By D. María Trimble

The 1st publication within the Amáne of Teravinea sequence. while a hero emerges within the country of Teravinea, he frequently rises from the ranks of the dragon riders. some time past, just one woman has healthy the profile. earlier ... Fifteen-year-old Amáne unearths herself witness to the hatching of a dragon egg. The painful linking ceremony creates a bond among the 2 that can not be damaged. She and her dragon, Eshshah, turn into the one dragon and rider in a country that when abounded with the attractive creatures and their riders. Amáne and Eshshah are thrown right into a clash that they don't but comprehend. something is definite — the destiny of the dominion rests upon their shoulders...

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It will have to have the chronological, prosopographical, and biographical coherence of history. Therefore, if a tomb belonging to Oedipus existed in Athens, it would be necessary to adjust this information with the rest: "Within the precincts is a monument to Oedipus, whose bones, after diligent inquiry, I found were brought from Thebes. The account of the death of Oedipus in the drama of Sophocles I am prevented from believing by Homer," who said that Oedipus had died and was buried at Thebes.

Speculation, eikasia, replaces confidence in tradition. It will be based on the notion that the past resembles the present. This had been the foundation on which Thucydides, seeking to know more than tradition, had already built his brilliant but perfectly false and gratuitous reconstruction of the first days of Greece. Since this principle makes it equally possible to purify myth of its portion of the marvelous, it becomes possible to believe in all legends, which is what the greatest minds of this very great period did.

Indeed, it was painfully necessary for him to abandon the ancient historians' tendency to accept the entire tradition in one piece, like a vulgate. Ephorus will refrain from stating his approval, but he and his peers will also refrain from offering any condemnation. And here begins the second movement we mentioned: the return to credulity by means of methodical criticism. A true background lies behind every legend. Consequently, when the historians move from the totality, which is suspect, to the detail and to individual myths, they once again become cautious.

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