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Erosʹtratus

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The man who set fire to the temple of Diana in Ephesus, on the day Alexander the Great was born. This he did to make his name immortal. In order to defeat his vainglory, the Ephesians forbade his name to be mentioned, but such a prohibition would be sure to defeat its object.

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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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Erix
Erl-king
Ermeline (Dame)
Ermienes
Ermine or Hermine
Ermine Street
Erminia
Ernani
Ernest (Duke)
Eros
Erostratus
Erra-Pater
Erse
Erudite
Erythreos
Erythynus
Escapade
Esclandre
Escuage
Esculapios (Latin, Esculapius)
Escurial

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Erostratus