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Published by E.J. Brill in Leiden, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Classical literature -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [281]-288) and index.

    Statementedited by Irene J.F. de Jong and J.P. Sullivan.
    SeriesMnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava., 130
    ContributionsJong, Irene J. F. de., Sullivan, J. P.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPA35 .M63 1994
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 292 p. :
    Number of Pages292
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1396617M
    ISBN 109004095713
    LC Control Number93004053


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