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Socrates and Aristophanes

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


  • Aristophanes -- Criticism and interpretation,
  • Socrates,
  • Greek drama (Comedy) -- History and criticism

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementLeo Strauss.
LC ClassificationsPA3879 .S78 1980
The Physical Object
Pagination321 p. ;
Number of Pages321
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18565419M
ISBN 100226776913
LC Control Number79018391

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