Forfatter: Macrone, Michael

It’s Greek to Me! Brush up your Classics

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It’s Greek to Me! Brush up your Classics.

Cader Books, New York 1991, 8vo, orig. bind med omslag, 238 s., engelsk tekst, tegninger av Tom Lulevitch.

«While it’s no secret that many English words have Greek and Roman roots, few people know that we quote from the classics nearly every day—from Homer’s Iliad (‘bite the dust’) to Plato’s Phaedo (‘swan song’). The literature of ancient Greece and Rome is full of surprises as well: Achilles’ original weak spot wasn’t his heel, and giving someone the thumbs-up meant you wanted him dead. It’s Greek to Me! ‘leaves no stone unturned’ (Euripides) in revealing the classical sources and original meanings of some of our most interesting expressions.»

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It’s Greek to Me! Brush up your Classics.

Cader Books, New York 1991, 8vo, orig. bind med omslag, 238 s., engelsk tekst, tegninger av Tom Lulevitch.

«While it’s no secret that many English words have Greek and Roman roots, few people know that we quote from the classics nearly every day—from Homer’s Iliad (‘bite the dust’) to Plato’s Phaedo (‘swan song’). The literature of ancient Greece and Rome is full of surprises as well: Achilles’ original weak spot wasn’t his heel, and giving someone the thumbs-up meant you wanted him dead. It’s Greek to Me! ‘leaves no stone unturned’ (Euripides) in revealing the classical sources and original meanings of some of our most interesting expressions.»

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