Seven famous Greek plays

by Whitney Jennings Oates

Publisher: Modern Library in New York

Written in English
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  • Greek drama -- Translations into English.,
  • Mythology, Greek -- Drama.

Edition Notes

Statementedited, with introductions by Whitney J. Oates and Eugene O"Neill, Jr.
GenreTranslations into English., Drama.
SeriesModern Library college editions, T30
ContributionsO"Neill, Eugene, 1910-1950, joint ed.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPA3626 .O3
The Physical Object
Paginationxxv, [1], 446 p.
Number of Pages446
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6072578M
LC Control Number50012192

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