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Ovid"s heroines a verse translation of the "Heroides" by Publius Ovidius Naso

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Published by Yale University Press in New Haven .
Written in English


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Statementedited by Daryl Hine.
ContributionsHine, Daryl.
The Physical Object
Pagination176p.
Number of Pages176
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21242303M
ISBN 100300050933, 0300050941

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