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Casket Homer

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Alexander the Great’s edition, with Aristotle’s corrections. After the battle of Arbeʹla a golden casket, studded with jewels, was found in the tent of Dariʹus. Alexander, being asked to what purpose it should be applied, made answer, “There is but one production in the world worthy of so costly a depository,” and placed therein his edition of Homer, which received from this circumstance the term of Casket Homer.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Cartoons
Cartridge Paper
Caryates or Caryatids
Caryatic Order or Caryatidic Order
Casabianca
Casca
Case (To)
Case-hardened
Cashier
Casino
Casket Homer
Caspar
Cassandra
Cassation
Cassi
Cassibelan
Cassio (in Shakespeare’s Othello)
Cassiopeia [the lady in the chair]
Cassiterides
Cast About (To)
Cast Accounts (To)