The Vacillations of the Trojan Myth: Popularization & Classicization, Variation & Codification

@article{Solomon2007TheVO,
  title={The Vacillations of the Trojan Myth: Popularization \& Classicization, Variation \& Codification},
  author={Jon Solomon},
  journal={International Journal of the Classical Tradition},
  year={2007},
  volume={14},
  pages={481-533}
}
  • J. Solomon
  • Published 1 December 2007
  • History, Art
  • International Journal of the Classical Tradition
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