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Published by Penguin in Harmondsworth .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

Statementtranslated by E.F. Watling.
SeriesPenguin classics
ContributionsSophocles., Sophocles., Sophocles., Sophocles., Watling, E. F.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20045478M

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