CATO'S SUICIDE IN PLUTARCH

@article{Zadorojnyi2007CATOSSI,
  title={CATO'S SUICIDE IN PLUTARCH},
  author={Alexei V. Zadorojnyi},
  journal={The Classical Quarterly},
  year={2007},
  volume={57},
  pages={216 - 230}
}
  • A. Zadorojnyi
  • Published 1 May 2007
  • History, Art, Psychology
  • The Classical Quarterly
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