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Published by University of California Press in Berkeley and Los Angeles .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Civilization, Ancient.,
  • Economic history -- To 500.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliographical footnotes.

SeriesSather classical lectures -- v. 43.
The Physical Object
Pagination222 p.
Number of Pages222
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17636770M

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