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A history of ancient Greek literature

Gilbert Murray

A history of ancient Greek literature

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Published by D. Appleton in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Greek literature -- History and criticism

  • Edition Notes

    StatementGilbert Murray.
    SeriesShort histories of the literatures of the world
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxix, 420 p. ;
    Number of Pages420
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23751751M
    LC Control Number03002394


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