Beard, Mary, 1955-

Classics : a very short introduction / Mary Beard and John Henderson. - Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2000. - 145 p : ill., facsims., maps, plans ; 18 cm. - Very short introductions . - Very short introductions. .

Originally published: 1995.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

The visit --
On site --
Being there --
A guide in hand --
Beneath the surface --
Grand theories --
The art of reconstruction --
The greatest show on earth --
Imagine that --"Et in Arcadia Ego'. Table of contents

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9780192853851 0192853856


Classical literature--History and criticism.
Civilization, Classical.

880.09 / BEC 1995

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