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the kind of intellectual who converts messages from a code to plain text

a reader capable of reading and interpreting illegible or obscure text

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Leading decipherer David Stuart portrays a lost world of palace intrigue, gods, and revered ancestors.
College Dublin, Ireland) collects the letters (mostly previously unpublished) of Edward Hincks (1792-1866), an Irish Assyriologist and decipherer of Mesopotamian cuneiform.
He has become a decipherer of military aerial photographs as a member of the army reserves in Israel.
And here is the rub: Ranciere clearly valorizes the former over the latter, clearly advocates the Freud who is a brilliant decipherer of bodily symptoms, dreams, and 'symptomatic' texts such as Jensen's Gradiva; and he clearly berates the Freud who is a speculative theorist of the drives, the Oedipus complex, or the discontents of civilization--Freud the reader over and above Fred the thinker.
Sometimes I have thought, that, obscure and chaotic as they are, they owe their present form to me, their decipherer. As if we should give to another artist, the painted fragments which form the mosaic copy of Raphael's Transfiguration in St.
(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.
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 of demotic.
Michele Hannoosh sees Baudelaire's ideal translator as a decipherer; the artist is not only able to decipher hieroglyphs, but is also able to read the "confuses paroles" in the context of his/her own imagination (Hannoosh "Painting as Translation" 28).
He is a lexicographer, iconographical decipherer, widely versed translator, storyteller, lecturer at the University of Sheffield, and contributor to The Encyclopedia of Medieval Folklore.
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.
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.