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frenzy of renown

Leo Braudy

frenzy of renown

fame & its history

by Leo Braudy

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Published by Oxford University Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fame

  • Edition Notes

    StatementLeo Braudy.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBJ1470.5 .B73 1986
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 649 p., [32] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages649
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2547721M
    ISBN 100195040031
    LC Control Number85029659

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Includes chapters on Homer, Alexander the Great, Pompey, Cicero, Julius Caesar, Augustus, Virgil, Horace, Ovid, caligula, Nero, Jesus Christ, St. shaped the book in accordance with a preliminary study of them.

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