Historical vs Ptolemy - What's the difference?
Pertaining to the history, to what happened in the past.
* See the usage notes about (m) for more.
A historical romance.
* 1999 , Anne K. Kaler, Rosemary E. Johnson-Kurek, Romantic Conventions , page 63:
- However, as regular romance readers know, the romance novels that appear on the best-seller lists are not Harlequins at all, but rather historicals and contemporaries, which vary widely from the Harlequin pattern in style, plot, and character.
(en proper noun
of Greek origin, borne by historical persons in ancient Egypt.