24) At the risk of finding too much in a name, the relevance of Oedipus to both texts is undeniable: he is both the decipherer
of the Sphinx's riddle and the (self-) blinded seeker of (self-) knowledge.
Kugler, the decipherer
of much of Babylonian astronomy, to readers of his monumental Von Moses bis Paulus (Munster: Aschendorff, 1922, xiv).
Uncle Joe promised my mother--lover of words and of learning, poet and decipherer
of meaning--his beloved dictionary and its furniture (I also recall a collection of thesauruses housed in a cabinet fronted by glass doors), but in the aftermath of my parents' divorce, he cut the gift out of his will.
The portrait of the professional decipherer
of the city by a professional decipherer
, in a collective medium which is itself characteristic of the changing social fabric of the July Monarchy, therefore possesses the highest cognitive interest both for writers and the reading public at the time and for nineteenth-century specialists today.
John Ray sums up:</p> <pre> Young was the first person since the end of the Roman Empire to be able to read a demotic text, and, in spite of a proportion of incorrect guesses, he surely deserves to be known as the decipherer
In the hermeneutic enterprise, the decipherer
is aided by the intersubjective substructure, the context, and the fact that whatever innovations should arise, they are never haphazard formations, but are the outcome of the working of various factors.
He is a lexicographer, iconographical decipherer
, widely versed translator, storyteller, lecturer at the University of Sheffield, and contributor to The Encyclopedia of Medieval Folklore.
Somoza's narrative begins when Heracles Pontor, a well-known Decipherer
of Enigmas, is retained by Diagoras of Mardontes, a teacher of philosophy at Plato's academy, to investigate the circumstances surrounding the gruesome death of Tramachus, one of his outstanding pupils.
But Heracles Pontor, known as the Decipherer
of Enigmas, is not convinced.
One day he remembers an ancient tradition: God has concealed in the world a magical sentence in the first day of creation; the decipherer
of this sentence will gain an omnipotence power and overmaster evil.
Earlier still, he describes an occasion when the Royal Mail was overtaken by a "tawdry thing from Birmingham, a Tallyho or Highflier, all flaunting with green and gold" and covered with "as much writing and painting on its sprawling flanks as would have puzzled a decipherer
from the tombs of Luxor" (191).
His brother Dillwyn -- my uncle Dilly -- was a wartime codebreaker and a peacetime decipherer
of ancient Greek manuscripts.
ESA's spacecraft aims to be the Rosetta Stone of the solar system -- the decipherer
of the many secrets comets hold in their icy, dusty cores.
The final example is post-war: the home of the architect Michael Ventris, better known as the decipherer
of Linear B, the ancient script discovered at Knossos, which he designed with his wife Lois, in North End, Hampstead.
If, for instance, the decipherer
will claim that the sign G[A.