Hybris, dishonour, and thinking big

  title={Hybris, dishonour, and thinking big},
  author={Douglas l. Cairns},
  journal={The Journal of Hellenic Studies},
  pages={1 - 32}
  • D. Cairns
  • Published 1 November 1996
  • History
  • The Journal of Hellenic Studies
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