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Published by Clarendon Press, 1962. in Oxford .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Classical literature -- Dictionaries

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementcompiled and edited by Paul Harvey.. --
ContributionsHarvey, Paul, Sir, 1869-1948
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 468 p. :
Number of Pages468
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22178526M

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