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"Zweimal Emathien": Das Proöm zu Lucans Bellum Civile und die Georgica Vergils

Nauta, R., 2018, Antike Erzähl- und Deutungsmuster: Zwischen Exemplarität und Transformation. Finkmann, S., Behrendt, A. & Walter, A. (eds.). Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter, p. 121-144 25 p. (Beiträge zur Altertumskunde; vol. 374).

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Nauta, R. (2018). "Zweimal Emathien": Das Proöm zu Lucans Bellum Civile und die Georgica Vergils. In S. Finkmann, A. Behrendt, & A. Walter (Eds.), Antike Erzähl- und Deutungsmuster: Zwischen Exemplarität und Transformation (pp. 121-144). (Beiträge zur Altertumskunde; Vol. 374). Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110612516-006

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Nauta, Ruurd. / "Zweimal Emathien" : Das Proöm zu Lucans Bellum Civile und die Georgica Vergils. Antike Erzähl- und Deutungsmuster: Zwischen Exemplarität und Transformation. editor / Simone Finkmann ; Anja Behrendt ; Anke Walter. Berlin/Boston : De Gruyter, 2018. pp. 121-144 (Beiträge zur Altertumskunde).

Harvard

Nauta, R 2018, "Zweimal Emathien": Das Proöm zu Lucans Bellum Civile und die Georgica Vergils. in S Finkmann, A Behrendt & A Walter (eds), Antike Erzähl- und Deutungsmuster: Zwischen Exemplarität und Transformation. Beiträge zur Altertumskunde, vol. 374, De Gruyter, Berlin/Boston, pp. 121-144. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110612516-006

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"Zweimal Emathien" : Das Proöm zu Lucans Bellum Civile und die Georgica Vergils. / Nauta, Ruurd.

Antike Erzähl- und Deutungsmuster: Zwischen Exemplarität und Transformation. ed. / Simone Finkmann; Anja Behrendt; Anke Walter. Berlin/Boston : De Gruyter, 2018. p. 121-144 (Beiträge zur Altertumskunde; Vol. 374).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

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Nauta R. "Zweimal Emathien": Das Proöm zu Lucans Bellum Civile und die Georgica Vergils. In Finkmann S, Behrendt A, Walter A, editors, Antike Erzähl- und Deutungsmuster: Zwischen Exemplarität und Transformation. Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter. 2018. p. 121-144. (Beiträge zur Altertumskunde). https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110612516-006


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