Sacrificial bodies and the body of the text in aristophanes' lysistrata

  title={Sacrificial bodies and the body of the text in aristophanes' lysistrata},
  author={Judith Fletcher},
  journal={Ramus-critical Studies in Greek and Roman Literature},
  • Judith Fletcher
  • Published 1999
  • Art
  • Ramus-critical Studies in Greek and Roman Literature
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