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Published by Folcroft Library Editions in [Folcroft, Pa.] .
Written in English



  • Europe.


  • Augustus, Emperor of Rome, 63 B.C.-14 A.D. -- Influence.,
  • European literature -- 17th century -- History and criticism.,
  • European literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism.,
  • European literature -- Roman influences.,
  • Classicism -- Europe.

Book details:

Edition Notes

SeriesPeriods of European literature,, v. 8.
LC ClassificationsPN741 .E4 1974
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 427 p.
Number of Pages427
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5043377M
ISBN 100841439281
LC Control Number74003085

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