Agriculture in Ancient Greece

proceedings of the seventh international symposium at the Swedish Institute at Athens, 16-17th May, 1990
  • 178 Pages
  • 2.92 MB
  • English

[s.n.] , Stockholm
Agriculture -- Greece -- History -- Congresses., Greece -- Antiquities -- Congre
Statementedited by Berit Wells.
SeriesSkrifter utgivna av Svenska institutet i Athen -- 42
ContributionsWells, Berit
LC ClassificationsDF105 .A47 1992
The Physical Object
Pagination178 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19674922M

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