Antimachus's Enigma On Erytheia, the Latvian Sun-goddess and a Red Fish

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Antimachus's Enigma On Erytheia, the Latvian Sun-goddess and a Red Fish. / Massetti, Laura.

In: Journal of Indo-European Studies, Vol. 47, No. 1&2, 2019, p. 223–240.

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Massetti, L 2019, 'Antimachus's Enigma On Erytheia, the Latvian Sun-goddess and a Red Fish', Journal of Indo-European Studies, vol. 47, no. 1&2, pp. 223–240.

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Massetti, L. (2019). Antimachus's Enigma On Erytheia, the Latvian Sun-goddess and a Red Fish. Journal of Indo-European Studies, 47(1&2), 223–240.

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Massetti L. Antimachus's Enigma On Erytheia, the Latvian Sun-goddess and a Red Fish. Journal of Indo-European Studies. 2019;47(1&2):223–240.

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Massetti, Laura. / Antimachus's Enigma On Erytheia, the Latvian Sun-goddess and a Red Fish. In: Journal of Indo-European Studies. 2019 ; Vol. 47, No. 1&2. pp. 223–240.

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