By Christina S. Kraus,Christopher Stray
traditions of observation, the half performed through commentaries within the reception of classical texts, and the function of printing and publishing. the cloth type of commentaries is additionally considered-including how they're marketed and their accompanying illustrations-as good as their function in schooling. Both
academic texts and books written for colleges are surveyed.
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