Reinventing the barbarian : Electra, sibling incest, and twentieth-century Hellenism. / Olive, Peter.

In: Classical Receptions Journal, Vol. 11, No. 4, clz012, 26.08.2019, p. 407-426.

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Reinventing the barbarian : Electra, sibling incest, and twentieth-century Hellenism. / Olive, Peter.

In: Classical Receptions Journal, Vol. 11, No. 4, clz012, 26.08.2019, p. 407-426.

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Olive, Peter. / Reinventing the barbarian : Electra, sibling incest, and twentieth-century Hellenism. In: Classical Receptions Journal. 2019 ; Vol. 11, No. 4. pp. 407-426.

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