The Argonautika: The Story of Jason and the Quest for the Golden Fleece
Publish date: November 30th 1997
Publisher: University of California Press
Pages no: 480
Edition language: English
, Classical Studies
, Epic Poetry
Series: Loeb Classical Library 0 (#1)
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