The Facts on File Dictionary of Classical and Biblical Allusions

The Facts on File Dictionary of Classical and Biblical Allusions

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780816048687
Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/28/2003
Series: Writers Reference
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range: 11 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
Introductionix
Entries A-Z1
Bibliography423
Index425

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