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Homeric hymns. Translated by Charles Boer.

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Published by Swallow Press in Chicago .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Hymns, Greek (Classical),
  • Greek poetry -- Translations into English,
  • English poetry -- Translations from Greek

Book details:

Edition Notes

Sometimes attributed to Homer.

ContributionsBoer, Charles, 1939-, Homer.
The Physical Object
Pagination184 p. ;
Number of Pages184
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19167544M

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