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Locating the "Yan-king-fu" text, allegedly dating to 764

When looking for the basis of a claim in an academic document, the first step is to follow the references. The Encyclopedia Iranica article on Hafta “week” is well-referenced, and the claim that “the ...
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British 1990s/2000s crime novel featuring twin gangsters

This mostly fits the plot of Flesh Wounds by John Lawton. First published in 2005, it is just about compatible with the OP's memory of having read it in the early 2000s. The story concerns a police ...
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What is a work of Russian literature, in which a gentleman gets lost in a rain with a coachman, who for a long time did not admit that he was lost?

The snow drifted round and covered us. The horses went at a walk, and soon stopped altogether. "Why don't you go on?" I said, impatiently, to the driver. "But where to?" he replied,...
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In search of: The Lexicon of Exekias/Ezekias

I think this is most likely to be the lexicon of Hesychius, titled "Συναγωγὴ Πασῶν Λεξέων κατὰ Στοιχεῖον" or "The Alphabetical Collection of All Words". Hesychius of Alexandria was ...
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