Periplus Maris Erythraei: notes on the text

  title={Periplus Maris Erythraei: notes on the text},
  author={Lionel Casson},
  journal={The Journal of Hellenic Studies},
  pages={204 - 206}
  • L. Casson
  • Published 1 November 1982
  • History
  • The Journal of Hellenic Studies
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