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Naming the Plague in Homer, Sophocles and Thucydides

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Naming the Plague in Homer, Sophocles and Thucydides. / Michelakis, Pantelis.

In: American Journal of Philology, Vol. 140, No. 3, 26.12.2018.

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Michelakis, P 2018, 'Naming the Plague in Homer, Sophocles and Thucydides', American Journal of Philology, vol. 140, no. 3.

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Michelakis, P. (Accepted/In press). Naming the Plague in Homer, Sophocles and Thucydides. American Journal of Philology, 140(3).

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Michelakis P. Naming the Plague in Homer, Sophocles and Thucydides. American Journal of Philology. 2018 Dec 26;140(3).

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Michelakis, Pantelis. / Naming the Plague in Homer, Sophocles and Thucydides. In: American Journal of Philology. 2018 ; Vol. 140, No. 3.

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