A brief guide to the Greek myths by Stephen Kershaw

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Published by Carroll & Graf Publishers in New York .

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Other titlesGreek myths
StatementStephen P. Kershaw
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 531 p. :
Number of Pages531
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17239205M
ISBN 100786720697
ISBN 109780786720699
OCLC/WorldCa154673834

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