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The growth and influence of classical Greek poetry lectures delivered in 1892 on the Percy Turnbull memorial foundation in the Johns Hopkins University by Jebb, Richard Claverhouse Sir

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Published by Houghton Mifflin and Company in Boston, New York .
Written in English


  • Greek poetry

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Statementby R. C. Jebb ...
ContributionsJohns Hopkins University. Percy Turnbull Memorial Foundation.
LC ClassificationsPA3092 .J4
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii p., 1 ., 257 p.
Number of Pages257
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13578110M
LC Control Number04014067

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