Opening Pandora's Box
Phrases Borrowed from the Classics and the Stories Behind Them
ISBN 9781606523247 | 176 pages | 13 Oct 2011 | Reader's Digest | 5.51 x 7.95in | 18 - AND UP
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Are you known to strike like a thunderbolt when things don't go your way?
Are you fortunate enough to have the Midas touch?
Have you ever been struck by Cupid's arrow?
Classically derived expressions are commonly used in our everyday language, yet many of us have little knowledge of the Greek and Roman influences that inspired them. With Opening Pandora's Box you'll discover the fascinating stories behind familiar phrases like Achilles' Heel, a Nemesis, To Fly too Close to the Sun, and more. For example, did you know that...
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