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Stones of Athens by R. E Wycherley

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By R. E Wycherley

Interpreting the monuments of Athens in mild of literature, R. E. Wycherley brings prior to us town the ancients knew. Philosophers, statesmen, tourists, dramatists, poets, inner most citizens--the phrases of some of these recommend how the town checked out numerous classes, how its monuments got here to be outfitted, and the way they served the folk in way of life. Professor Wycherley concentrates at the classical interval, illustrating his paintings with plans, reconstructions, and photographs.

Originally released in 1978.

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