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Philo of Alexandria: On the Contemplative Life : Introduction, Translation and Commentary. / Taylor, Joan E.; Hay, David M.

Leiden : Brill, 2020. 460 p. (Philo of Alexandria Commentary Series).

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Taylor, JE & Hay, DM 2020, Philo of Alexandria: On the Contemplative Life: Introduction, Translation and Commentary. Philo of Alexandria Commentary Series, vol. 7, Brill, Leiden. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004439238

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Taylor, J. E., & Hay, D. M. (2020). Philo of Alexandria: On the Contemplative Life: Introduction, Translation and Commentary. (Philo of Alexandria Commentary Series). Brill. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004439238

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Taylor JE, Hay DM. Philo of Alexandria: On the Contemplative Life: Introduction, Translation and Commentary. Leiden: Brill, 2020. 460 p. (Philo of Alexandria Commentary Series). https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004439238

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Taylor, Joan E. ; Hay, David M. / Philo of Alexandria: On the Contemplative Life : Introduction, Translation and Commentary. Leiden : Brill, 2020. 460 p. (Philo of Alexandria Commentary Series).

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