Historiography & Imagination 8 Essays on Roman Culture (Exeter Studies in History) by Wiseman

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  • European history: BCE to c 500 CE,
  • Historiography,
  • History: World,
  • History,
  • History - General History,
  • Ancient Rome,
  • Ancient - Rome

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Number of Pages192
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Open LibraryOL8304562M
ISBN 100859894223
ISBN 109780859894227

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