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Published by Latomus; revue d"études latines in Bruxelles .
Written in English


  • Portraits, Roman,
  • Sculpture, Roman

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Edition Notes

SeriesCollection Latomus,, v. 11
LC ClassificationsNB115 .H3
The Physical Object
Pagination50 p.
Number of Pages50
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5831737M
LC Control Number61023573

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