Natural Fertility and Family Limitation in Roman Marriage

@article{Frier1994NaturalFA,
  title={Natural Fertility and Family Limitation in Roman Marriage},
  author={Bruce Woodward Frier},
  journal={Classical Philology},
  year={1994},
  volume={89},
  pages={318 - 333}
}
  • B. Frier
  • Published 1 October 1994
  • History
  • Classical Philology
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