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Ancient gems in modern settings

Ancient gems in modern settings

being versions of Greek Anthology in English rhyme by various authors

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Published by Blackwell in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographycal references.

Statementedited by G.B. Grundy.
ContributionsGrundy, G. B. 1861-1948.
The Physical Object
Paginationlxxii, 392 p. ;
Number of Pages392
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21063917M


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