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The Facts On File Dictionary of Classical & Biblical Allusions
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  • Authored by: Martin H. Manser, David H. Pickering, Associate Editor
  • From the Series: Writers Reference
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  • ISBN-10: 1438121113
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-2111-6
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $65.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 10/01/2003
  • Dewey Number: 809
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 464


This indispensable work is a comprehensive resource offering abundant information that readers will find fascinating, clear, and to the point. A useful companion to The Facts On File Dictionary of Cultural and Historical Allusions, The Facts On File Dictionary of Classical and Biblical Allusions explains the meanings and origins of allusions from the Bible and classical mythology, including Greek, Roman, and Norse.

The ideal reference for anyone interested in literature, art, history, and religion, the book features approximately 2,000 A-to-Z entries, from Aaron to Zeus. Each informative entry explains the essentials of the original reference and details its meaning and use in allusions. The dictionary also includes a pronunciation key for difficult words or terms, examples of usage, and extensive cross-references.

Coverage includes:

  • Biblical and mythological figures, including Cupid, Athena, and Daniel
  • Places, including Mount Olympus, Gethsemane, and Elysian Fields
  • Key concepts, including Doomsday and wages of sin
  • Other references with biblical and mythological origins, including judgment of Solomon, salt of the earth, patience of Job, and labors of Hercules.



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