Creative eloquence : the construction of reality in Cicero's speeches

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GILDENHARD, Ingo, 2011. Creative eloquence : the construction of reality in Cicero's speeches. Oxford Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0-19-929155-7

@book{Gildenhard2011Creat-13391, isbn={978-0-19-929155-7}, publisher={Oxford Univ. Press}, title={Creative eloquence : the construction of reality in Cicero's speeches}, year={2011}, author={Gildenhard, Ingo} }

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