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Racine and Seneca by Ronald W. Tobin

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Published by University of North Carolina Press in Chapel Hill .
Written in English


  • Racine, Jean, 1639-1699 -- Knowledge -- Literature,
  • Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, ca. 4 B.C.-65 A.D. -- Influence,
  • French drama (Tragedy) -- Roman influences,
  • Mythology, Classical, in literature

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. [163]-170.

Statementby Ronald W. Tobin.
SeriesUniversity of North Carolina studies in the Romance languages and literatures, no. 96
LC ClassificationsPC13 .N67 no. 96, PQ1905 .N67 no. 96
The Physical Object
Pagination173 p.
Number of Pages173
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5294827M
LC Control Number72028983

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