Phrases Borrowed from the Classics and the Stories Behind Them
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.