Greek Divination: A Study of Its Methods and Principles

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Macmillan, 1913 - Divination - 309 pages

Greek Divination a Study of Its Methods and Principles by W. Halliday R., first published in 1913, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation.

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