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Ancient Greek cults

a guide

by Jennifer Larson

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Published by Routledge in New York, NY .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mythology, Greek,
  • Greece -- Religion

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

    StatementJennifer Larson.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBL783 .L37 2007
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 305 p. :
    Number of Pages305
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22765021M
    ISBN 109780415324489


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