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Published by Longman in Auckland, N.Z .
Written in English


  • Greek drama,
  • History and criticism,
  • Problems, exercises

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About the Edition

Covers the development of Greek drama from early religious festivals through to the comedies of Aristophanes and the tragedies of Sophocles. Written in conjunction with the new unit standards for Classical Studies. Suggested level: senior secondary.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 90).

StatementGwen Hunter and Elizabeth Priest
ContributionsPriest, Elizabeth
The Physical Object
Pagination90 p. :
Number of Pages90
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24959874M
ISBN 10058287985X
ISBN 109780582879850

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