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Enoplic metre in Greek comedy. by John Williams White

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Published in Chicago .
Written in English


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From ClassicalPhilology, vol. 2.

Other titlesClassical philology.
The Physical Object
Paginationp.p. 419-443 ;
Number of Pages443
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Open LibraryOL21518513M

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