Pen and sword in Greece and Rome

by Oliver Lyman Spaulding

Publisher: Princeton university press; London, Publisher: H. Milford, Oxford university press in Princeton

Written in English
Published: Pages: 151 Downloads: 808
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Places:

  • Greece,
  • Rome,
  • Byzantine Empire

Subjects:

  • Military art and science -- History -- To 500.,
  • Greece -- History, Military -- To 146 B.C.,
  • Rome -- History, Military.,
  • Byzantine Empire -- History, Military.

Edition Notes

Statement[by] Oliver Lyman Spaulding.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsU29 .S6
The Physical Object
Paginationviii p., 1 l., 151 p.
Number of Pages151
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6363971M
LC Control Number38000381
OCLC/WorldCa1114384

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