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Published by University of California Press in Berkeley .
Written in English


  • Cynics (Greek philosophy)

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 421-423) and indexes.

Statementedited by R. Bracht Branham and Marie-Odile Goulet-Cazé.
SeriesHellenistic culture and society ;, 23
ContributionsBranham, Robert Bracht., Goulet-Cazé, Marie-Odile.
LC ClassificationsB508 .C94 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 456 p. :
Number of Pages456
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL982716M
ISBN 100520204492
LC Control Number96020375

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