An explicit description of free strongly homotopy associative and free strongly homotopy Lie algebras is given. A variant of the Poincar\'e-Birkhoff-Witt theorem for the universal enveloping \am-algebra of a strongly homotopy Lie algebra is formulated.
Homology, Homotopy and Applications, Vol. 7(2005), No. 2, pp. 123-137
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