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It's Greek to Me

by Michael Macrone

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Here is a fabulous and fun reference guide to the Latin and Greek origins of such words and expressions as "windbag" and "seize the day," as well as a lively tour through the literature and life of ancient times. With fun black-and-white illustrations, this irreverent and informative book provides history, maps, and even a glossary for a unique way to revisit the ancient classics.… (more)
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Mildly interesting and mildly humorous. But not mildly superior to Wikipedia. ( )
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This book was originally published as It's Greek to Me: Brush Up Your Classics! and was republished in 1999 as simply Brush Up Your Classics!.
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Here is a fabulous and fun reference guide to the Latin and Greek origins of such words and expressions as "windbag" and "seize the day," as well as a lively tour through the literature and life of ancient times. With fun black-and-white illustrations, this irreverent and informative book provides history, maps, and even a glossary for a unique way to revisit the ancient classics.

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