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Libraries in the Ancient World

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Published by Yale University Press in New Haven, CT [etc.] .
Written in English


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Bibliogr. - Index.

StatementLionel Casson
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Paginationxii, 177 p. : ill., krt.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25430615M
ISBN 100300088094


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