The Statue of Augustus from Prima Porta, the Underground Complex, and the Omen of the Gallina Alba

  title={The Statue of Augustus from Prima Porta, the Underground Complex, and the Omen of the Gallina Alba},
  author={Jane Clark Reeder},
  journal={American Journal of Philology},
  pages={118 - 89}
  • J. C. Reeder
  • Published 1 March 1997
  • History, Art
  • American Journal of Philology
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