Splendor Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Splendor

  1. Aladdin’s palace built of marble, gold, silver, and jewels. [Arab. Lit.: Arabian Nights]
  2. Alhambra, the palatial 13th-century Moorish citadel in Granada, noted for its lofty situation, beautiful courts, and fountains. [Span. Hist.: Benét, 24]
  3. baths of Caracalla and Diocletian massive public buildings of imperial Rome, the latter having accommodations for 3,200 bathers. [Rom. Arch.: EB (1963) XIX, 392]
  4. Bucentaur opulent Venetian ship of state. [Ital. Hist.: Plumb, 257]
  5. Crystal Palace huge museum and concert hall made of iron and glass at Great Exhibition (1851). [Br. Hist.: NCE, 692]
  6. dahlia symbol of splendor. [Plant Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 168]
  7. Hanging Gardens of Babylon Nebuchadnezzar’s huge terraces, built to placate wife. [World Hist.: Wallechinsky, 255]
  8. Khan, Kubla (1215–1294) splendors of imperial court dazzled Polo entourage. [Asian Hist.: EB, 10: 541–543]
  9. magnolia symbol of magnificence. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 175]
  10. Mont-St.-Michel abbey, church, and fortress; one of the finest examples of medieval French architecture. [Fr. Hist.: NCE, 1824]
  11. Parthenon magnificent temple of Athena, dominating the Acropolis of Athens. [Gk. Hist.: Benét, 761]
  12. Sainte-Chapelle, the 13th-century chapel, called the most beautiful building in France for its architecture and stained glass. [Fr. Architecture: NCE, 2396]
  13. Taj Mahal fabulous tomb of Shah Jahan’s wife. [Indian Hist.: Wallechinsky, 317]
  14. Tutankhamun’s tomb full of treasures of Egyptian pharaoh (c. 1350 B.C.). [Egypt. Hist.: Osborne, 1164]
  15. Versailles luxurious palace of French kings; outside Paris. [Fr. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 1127]
  16. Xanadu site of Kubla Khan’s “stately pleasure dome”. [Br. Lit.: Kubla Khan in Payton, 744]