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Dictionary of Classical, Biblical, and Literary AllusionsCited by: 2. The Facts On File Dictionary of Classical, Biblical, and Literary Allusions () is broader in scope but has no examples as the present volume does.

Focused content and alphabetical entry by allusion are strengths of this dictionary in comparison to Allusions--Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary (Gale, )/5(2). Dictionary of Classical, Biblical, and Literary Allusions book.

Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. 1, key figures of speec /5. Formerly titled: The Facts on File dictionary of classical, biblical, and literary allusions 1, origins of familiar catch phrases, brand names, titles, and expressions from history, scripture, mythology, and literaturePages: Allusions form a colourful extension to the English language, drawing on our collective knowledge of literature, mythology, and the Bible to give us a literary shorthand for describing people, places, and events.

So a cunning crook is an Artful Dodger, a daydreamer is like Billy Liar, a powerful woman is a modern-day absorbing and accessible A-Z explains the meanings of allusions Author: Andrew Delahunty.

The Facts on File Dictionary of Classical, Biblical, and Literary Allusions book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Pandora's Box, 4/5. OCLC Number: Notes: Formerly titled: The Facts on File dictionary of classical, biblical, and literary allusions.

Description: ix, pages ; 18 cm. Buy Dictionary of Classical, Biblical, and Literary Allusions by Abraham Lass online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 2 editions - starting at $ Shop Range: $ - $ Literary allusion synonyms, Literary allusion pronunciation, Literary allusion translation, English dictionary definition of Literary allusion.

Lindsay Ann, Ovidian Bibliofictions and the Tudor Book: Metamorphosing Classical Heroines in Late Medieval and Renaissance England. Allusions at work in Graham Greene's A Gun for Sale and. Facts on File Dictionary of Classical and Biblical Allusions Writers Reference S.: : Manser, Martin H.: Books/5(2).

Get this from a library. The Facts on File dictionary of classical, biblical, and literary allusions. [Abraham H Lass; David Kiremidjian; Ruth M Goldstein] -- Contains 1, key allusions, alphabetically arranged and cross referenced with definitions and sources.

Dictionary of Allusions View larger image. By: Martin H. Manser. Sign Up Now. This volume nearly doubles an earlier one limited to classical and biblical allusions, Biblical as well from Shakespeare, Norse and other mythology, literary texts, historical events, and popular culture including film and television.

In addition to explaining what Pages: Buy a cheap copy of Dictionary of Classical, Biblical, and book by Abraham H. Lass. 1, key figures of speech from history, mythology, scripture, literature and popular culture are all organized here in this handy A-Z reference guide.

Free shipping over $ 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.

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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 Price: $ ‘The classical allusions everywhere at work in Versailles would require an educated audience to appreciate them.’ ‘His portraits already included classical allusions which gained him many patrons among the grand tourist gentry.’ ‘It was difficult to avoid getting caught up explicating all the biblical allusions in the alphabet.’.

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Literary Allusions Updated Febru | Infoplease Staff Boswell: James Boswell (–95) is best known for his book The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., considered by many to be the greatest English-language biography ever written.

The Paperback of the The Dictionary of Classical, Biblical and Literary Allusions by Abraham H. Lass at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more. B&N Outlet Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events HelpPages: Jenny March s acclaimed Dictionary of Classical Mythology, first published in but long out of print, has been extensively revised and expanded including a completely new set of beautiful line-drawing illustrations for this Oxbow edition.

It is a comprehensive A Z guide to Greek and Roman mythology. Allusion, in literature, an implied or indirect reference to a person, event, or thing or to a part of another allusions are based on the assumption that there is a body of knowledge that is shared by the author and the reader and that therefore the reader will understand the author’s referent.

The word allusion comes from the late Latin allusio meaning “a play on words” or. description: Product Description: Allusions form a colourful extension to the English language, drawing on our collective knowledge of literature, mythology, and the Bible to give us a literary shorthand for describing people, places, and a miser is a Scrooge, a strong man is a Samson or a Hercules, a beautiful woman is a Venus or a modern-day Helen of Troy- -we can suffer.

Click to read more about Dictionary of Classical, Biblical, and Literary Allusions by Abraham H. Lass. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers/5(1). Allusion definition is - an implied or indirect reference especially in literature; also: the use of such references.

How to use allusion in a sentence. What is the word origin of allusion. The book of the covenant (Exodus ), containing Exodusis the first book actually mentioned as a part of the written word.

It contains a series of laws, civil, social, and religious, given to Moses at Sinai immediately after the delivery of the decalogue. These were written in this "book." These dictionary topics are from. May 7, - Explore michaelswepson's board "Biblical Allusions" on Pinterest.

See more ideas about Biblical allusions, Bible and Bible pictures pins. • The allusion to clouds is anything but fortuitous, emphasizing as it does the link between the sound of drums and thunder.

• In various other places and strands of the New Testament we find similar unselfconscious allusions to the three persons in the deity. literary/classical/cultural etc allusions • The thing about Mr Healey's. Allusions are defined as 'the mention of the name of a real person, historical event or literary character' which 'conjures up some extra meaning' or adds to our understanding and enjoyment.

The bulk of our allusions come from the Bible, classical mythology, English folklore, Shakespeare, novelists such as Dickens or Trollope, children's. Dictionary of Allusions by Unknown Author. Paperback The Oxford Dictionary of Allusions pdf The Oxford Dictionary of Allusions - Andrew Delahunty, Sheila.

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions JOHN BOWKER. Allusions--Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary The Facts on File Dictionary of Classical and Biblical Allusions (New York, N.Y.: Checkmark Books, ).

[3] Robert Alter, and Frank Kermode, eds. The Literary Guide to the Bible (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, ), 6. [4] Associated Press, "New Text on Bible's Influence Renews Religion, Public School Debate," A Milton dictionary, the only one of its comprehensive kind, is made up three classes of entities.

First, it is a dictionary of "hard" words in Milton's verse and prose, capitalized or uncapitalized, his allusions geographic and mythological, classical and Biblical, literary and historical, his characters, his correspondents and named friends and opponents, his vocabulary archaic, obsolete, or.

Allusions form an intriguing part of our conversations, where we aren't aware of the things we say as part of its context. The Bible in particular, holds a lot of phrases and names that we use today, to imply certain things as part of everyday talk.

Let's take a closer look at these biblical allusions. Ancient Greek and Roman Rhetoricians: A Biographical Dictionary. by Donald C. Bryant (Ed.) and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Buy Allusions--Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary by Laurance Urdang (Editor), Frederick G Ruffner (Photographer) online at Alibris.

We have new and used copies available, in 0 edition - starting at. Shop now. Allusion definition, a passing or casual reference; an incidental mention of something, either directly or by implication: The novel's title is an allusion to Shakespeare.

See more. For instance, you make a literary allusion the moment you say, “I do not approve of this quixotic idea,” Quixotic means stupid and impractical derived from Cervantes’s “Don Quixote”, a story of a foolish knight and his misadventures.

Allusion Examples in Everyday Speech. The use allusions are not confined to literature occurrence is fairly common in our daily speech. The Busy Man's Biblical Enyclopedia, by Ashley S. Johnson (PDF at ) Encyclopaedia Biblica: A Critical Dictionary of the Literary, Political and Religious History, the Archaeology, Geography, and Natural History of the Bible (New York: Macmillan; London: Adam and Charles Black, ), by T.

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