The Disadvantages of Monotheism for a Universal State

@article{Momigliano1986TheDO,
  title={The Disadvantages of Monotheism for a Universal State},
  author={A. Momigliano},
  journal={Classical Philology},
  year={1986},
  volume={81},
  pages={285 - 297}
}
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