An Intelligent Person's Guide to Classics
Peter Jones gives an account of what is meant by the term Classics and how knowledge of the Greeks and Romans has been transmitted to us today, before launching onto a selection of topics spanning the millennia.
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Ephesus and the Temple of Artemis
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