Opening Pandora's Box

Opening Pandora's Box

Phrases Borrowed from the Classics and the Stories behind Them

Hardback177pp Illustrated220x132mm

9781606523247     Product Code: 211033


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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