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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Greek literature -- History and criticism.,
  • Letters in literature.,
  • Epistolary fiction, Greek -- History and criticism.,
  • Epistolary poetry, Greek -- History and criticism.,
  • Imaginary letters -- History and criticism.,
  • Greek letters -- History and criticism.,
  • Letter writing, Greek -- History.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 347-362) and index.

StatementPatricia A. Rosenmeyer.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPA3014.L37 R67 2001
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 370 p. ;
Number of Pages370
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6786410M
ISBN 100521800048
LC Control Number00041454

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