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Horizon book of ancient Rome by the editors of Horizon magazine. Editor in charge: William Harlan Hale. Author: Robert Payne. Introd. by Gilbert Highet. by Pierre Stephen Robert Payne

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Published by Book trade distribution by Doubleday [1966] in New York, American Heritage Pub. Co .
Written in English


  • Rome -- History.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 402-403.

ContributionsHale, William Harlan, 1910- ed., Horizon (New York, 1958- )
The Physical Object
Pagination415 p. illus., maps, ports. ;
Number of Pages415
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21629181M

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