Telos and discourse in the epics of Homer, Virgil, Dante and Milton
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Published by s.n.] in [Toronto .
Written in English


  • Homer -- Criticism and interpretation,
  • Dante Alighieri, -- 1265-1321 -- Criticism and interpretation,
  • Milton, John, -- 1608-1674 -- Criticism and interpretation,
  • Virgil -- Criticism and interpretation

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Edition Notes

Statementby Oliver Whitehead.
ContributionsToronto, Ont. University.
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 236 leaves.
Number of Pages236
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19756822M

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