Circus Factions: Blues and Greens at Rome and Byzantium
Alan Cameron, William Rand Kenan Professor of Economics and History Rondo Cameron, Etc, Professor of Latin Language and Literature Alan Cameron
Clarendon Press, 1976 - Byzantine Empire - 364 pages
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