Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism

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Forgery, literary
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A. Definition

Literary forgeries were in circulation from Antiquity [6] and throughout the Middle Ages [2]. Modern methodology has sought to establish differentiation and typologies for the general phenomenon of F. based on criteria of authorial or recipient (readership) intention [5]. This would suggest a distinction between pseudepigraphy (inventions from the field of rhetoric, clerical and student writings and transcripts, errors arising from homonymy or anonymity, copyists' errors, misattributions by ancient or medieval litera…

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Gastgeber, Christian (Wien), “Forgery, literary”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2017). Original German-language edition: Renaissance-Humanismus. Herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 9. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2014). Consulted online on 14 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps8_SIM_004866>
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