The Oxford companion to classical literature. by M. C. Howatson

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  • Classical literature -- Dictionaries,
  • Classical dictionaries

Edition Notes

Previous ed. edited by Sir Paul Harvey.

Book details

ContributionsHarvey, Paul, Sir, 1869-1948.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPA31 .H69 1989
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 615 p., [10] p. of plates :
Number of Pages615
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2049787M
ISBN 100198661215
LC Control Number88027330

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