Opening Pandora's Box

    Opening Pandora's Box

    Phrases Borrowed from the Classics and the Stories Behind Them

    Ferdie Addis

    Reader's Digest 2012

    Hardback 177pp Illustrated

    9781606523247   Product Code: 11033

    We might know what it means to be 'under the aegis', but what was the aegis? In this A-Z of classical allusion, Ferdie Addis has gathered together words and phrases, such as chimera, Croesus, hoi polloi and lotus eaters, that so enrich modern English, and he tells of their weird and wonderful origins in ancient history and Greek and Roman mythology.

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