Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Atlan’tes.

 Atlante’an Shoulders.Atlan’tes (3 syl.) (in Orlando Furioso). 
CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Atlan’tes.
 
Figures of men, used in architecture instead of pillars. So called from Atlas, who in Greek mythology supported the world on his shoulders. Female figures are called Caryat’ids (q.v.). (See TELAMONES.)   1
 


 Atlante’an Shoulders.Atlan’tes (3 syl.) (in Orlando Furioso). 

 
Loading

Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2015 Bartleby.com · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors · World Lit.