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S. Güven, “The Swan-Song Of A Roman Dictator: Sulla’s Offering To Fortuna Primigenia,” ODTÜ Mimarlık Fakültesi Dergisi, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 17–36, 1989, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: