The Facts on File Dictionary of Classical and Biblical Allusionsby Martin H. Manser
Pub. Date: 10/15/2003
Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
This dictionary explains the meanings and origins of allusions drawn from the Bible and from the mythology of the Greek, Roman, and Norse cultures, among others. Approximately 2,000 A-to-Z entries cover well-known and arcane figures, places, and key concepts, such as Athena, the Valkyries, elysian fields, Niflheim, aegis, and phalanx. This dictionary also offers an index of alternative forms of allusions, as well as a pronounciation key for proper names and words of non-English origin.
For writers and students interested in literature, art, history, and religion, The Facts On File Dictionary of Classical and Biblical Allusions is a compelling and invaluable guide to the references and expressions that enhance contemporary language.
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