| Share
 

Glaucus' Swop

(A). A one-sided bargain. Alluding to the exchange of armour between Glaucos and Diomedes. As the armour of the Lycian was of gold, and that of the Greek of brass, it was like bartering precious stones for French paste. Moses, in Goldsmith's Vicar of Wakefield, made “a Glaucus' swop” with the spectacle-seller.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

More on Glaucus' Swop from Infoplease:

  • Glaucus' Swop - Glaucus' Swop (A). A one-sided bargain. Alluding to the exchange of armour between Glaucos and ...
  • Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: G - Definitions, origins, and illustrative excerpts for words, phases, and literary allusions starting with "G"

Related Content

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring