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Sicily through symbolism and myth

Paolo Fiorentino

Sicily through symbolism and myth

gates to heaven and the underworld

by Paolo Fiorentino

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Published by Legas in Mineola, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mythology, Classical -- Italy -- Sicily.,
  • Sicily (Italy) -- Religion.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementPaolo Fiorentino.
    SeriesSicilian studies -- v. 13
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBL793.S5 F56 2006
    The Physical Object
    Pagination124 p. :
    Number of Pages124
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17985802M
    ISBN 101881901572
    LC Control Number2006028384


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