Fakes and Forgers of Classical Literature: Ergo Decipiatur! by Javier Martinez

By Javier Martinez

Correct from the start, classical literature has been embroiled with questions of authenticity, fakes, frauds, and, after all, scandal. problems with doubtful authorship, and contested authority confront philologists, critics and publishers this present day as without doubt as they did within the classical period itself. the hot period of postmodernism, notwithstanding, encourages us to examine the paintings of the forger with clean eyes, and up to date scholarship displays this in an interdisciplinary method which matches way past the normal educational exercise to split the real from the fake.
Fakes and Forgers of Classical Literature includes essays from a world solid of students who, of their various and artistic techniques to questions of authenticity either previous and new, extensively revise the location of the cast textual content within the literary culture and, in mild of contemporary ways of philology and literary feedback, supply interesting new thoughts for knowing forgery and the play with authenticity inside of historical literature itself.

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Fakes and Forgers of Classical Literature: Ergo Decipiatur!

Correct from the start, classical literature has been embroiled with questions of authenticity, fakes, frauds, and, after all, scandal. problems with doubtful authorship, and contested authority confront philologists, critics and publishers at the present time as absolutely as they did within the classical period itself. the hot period of postmodernism, notwithstanding, encourages us to examine the paintings of the forger with clean eyes, and up to date scholarship displays this in an interdisciplinary method which matches way past the normal educational exercise to split the genuine from the pretend.

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The comment of Julius Hyginus on Virgil’s supposedly intended but unimplemented corrections (apud Gell. 11) correcturum fuisse Vergilium putat, nisi mors occupasset. 4 The case for the latter of these factors – active interpolation in Lucretius’ poem – will be the central subject of this survey: do such fake or forged verses lurk amidst the true? 6 Albert Forbiger subsequently took up this theory, although he claimed instead that this 3 Lucretius’ text survives in two complete codices preserved at Leiden (O: Cod.

H. Romanes, Further Notes on Lucretius (Oxford, 1935) 7, P. Friedländer, “The Epicurean Theology in Lucretius’ First Prooemium (Lucr. 44–49),” TAPA 70 (1939) 368–79. 43 to bridge the transition and explain the allegory of Venus; Regenbogen rather supposed that Lucretius added these verses marginally but failed to accommodate them to their new surroundings and duly alter the prayer to Venus; Romanes posited a lacuna of one line prior to 43; ­Friedländer lucretius auctus? 44 Not only is the alarming volte face difficult to reconcile with the beginning of a didactic poem but there are three other telling indications that these verses were not placed here by Lucretius himself.

5 Menéndez Pelayo (163–164) argues that if Marchena had been able to work on these manuscripts, he would have anticipated Knust, who copied the isigothic fragments in 1828, and Bluhme, who published them in 1846. ” See too Fuentes (179–180) and Manchón Gómez (82–84). 12 joaquín álvarez barrientos The Force of Non-Material Powers and the Power of Falsehood Because of their influence on literary culture, the works of Marchena, especially the Fragmentum Petronii, highlight the importance of certain non-material powers in our culture.

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