future of the "classical"

by Salvatore Settis

Publisher: Polity in Cambridge, UK, Malden, MA

Written in English
Published: Pages: 136 Downloads: 607
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Subjects:

  • Classical philology -- Study and teaching.,
  • Civilization, Classical -- Study and teaching.

Edition Notes

Statementby Salvatore Settis ; translated by Allan Cameron.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPA76 .S4513 2006
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 136 p. ;
Number of Pages136
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17977189M
ISBN 100745635997, 0745635989
ISBN 109780745635996, 9780745635997, 9780745635989
LC Control Number2007274660

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