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Published by University of Chicago Press in Chicago .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Mythology, Greek -- Encyclopedias,
  • Mythology, Egyptian -- Encyclopedias

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementcompiled by Yves Bonnefoy ; translated under the direction of Wendy Doniger by Gerald Honigsblum ... [et al.].
ContributionsBonnefoy, Yves.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBL782 .D477 1992
The Physical Object
Paginationxxi, 272 p. :
Number of Pages272
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1713378M
ISBN 100226064549
LC Control Number92015541
OCLC/WorldCa25788705

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