### On semistable Galois representations, by Kenneth A. Ribet

This paper has appeared in Pacific J. Math. 1997 Special Issue, 277-297
and so the dvi version has been removed. This article concerns two-dimensional semistable representations
of the Galois group of **Q** over a finite etale
**F**-algebra, where **F** is a finite field of
characteristic different from 2 and 3. Generalizing work of Serre
on semistable elliptic curves over **Q**, we show that the
images of such representations are "as large as possible" whenever
some mild necessary conditions are satisfied.

Kenneth A. Ribet <ribet@math.berkeley.edu>