City of Palaces
(The). Agrippa, in the reign of Augustus, converted Rome
from “a city of brick huts to one of marble palaces.” (Cf.
Suetonius.) Calcutta is called the “City of Palaces.” Modern Paris
well deserves the compliment of being so called.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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