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Published by Shambhala in Boston .
Written in English


  • Greek poetry -- Women authors -- Translations into English.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementa translation by Mary Barnard.
SeriesShambhala pocket classics
ContributionsBarnard, Mary.
LC ClassificationsPA4408.E5
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 144 p. ;
Number of Pages144
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22382936M
ISBN 100877739919

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