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Prisoner of Zenda, The
wore the armor of Achilles against the Trojans to encourage the disheartened Greeks. [Gk. Lit.: Iliad]
Englishman impersonating his distant relative King Rudolf is crowned in his stead. [Br. Lit.: The Prisoner of Zenda]
dressed to resemble the dying testator in order to dictate a fraudulent will. [Ital. Hist. and Opera: Gianni Schicci in Collier’s]
claimant to the Tichborne baronetcy impersonated the missing heir; proved a perjuror and imprisoned. [Br. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 898]
assumes the appearance of her husband Amphitryon in order to seduce Alcmene. [Fr. Drama: Moliere Amphitryon]