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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Casket Homer.
Alexander the Great’s edition, with Aristotle’s corrections. After the battle of Arbe’la a golden casket, studded with jewels, was found in the tent of Dari’us. 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.   1



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