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Translations of Primary Sources

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  05 October 2023

Hartmut Leppin
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Goethe-Universität Frankfurt Am Main
Jan N. Bremmer
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Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands
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The Early Christians
From the Beginnings to Constantine
, pp. 399 - 406
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2023

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