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'Traces of Greek' in Rule Britannia

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Rule Britannia may stir feelings of patriotism in even the most stoic of hearts, but one academic has discovered that, after close scrutiny, our national anthem may in fact have traces of the foreign.

Cressida Ryan, from the Classics faculty at Oxford University, explains her findings.


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