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Opening Pandora's Box: Phrases Borrowed from the Classics and the Stories Behind Them
 
 
Author
Ferdie Addis.
Publisher Reader's Digest  
Format laminated cover
Product Dimensions 8 x 5.25 x 0.75 inches
ISBN 9781606523247
Pages/Publication Date 175/2012
Daedalus Item Code 41108
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Ever been struck by Cupid's arrow? Do you work like a Trojan, or wish you had the Midas touch? What's so bad about having an Achilles's heel, and why wouldn't you want to open Pandora's box, anyway? In this engaging romp through some of our most colorful, classically inspired expressions, Ferdie Addis explains what links breakfast cereal, an ancient goddess, and a festival of flaming foxes; how a Gallic invasion and a gaggle of sacred geese are connected to the word "money"; and why you shouldn't fly too close to the sun—nor rest on your laurels. Perfect for the student as well as for the former student who can now better appreciate the value of the lessons, the book is presented in a printed laminated cover that fits nicely in the hand.
 
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