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date: 15 August 2020

forgeries, literary 

The Oxford Classical Dictionary
P. J. ParsonsP. J. Parsons, C. Robert PhillipsC. Robert Phillips

The idea of literary property had already evolved by the 5th cent. bc, when *Herodotus (1) doubted the Homeric authorship of ...The seven books on pontifical law by King Numa *Pompilius found in 181 bc (Livy 40.29.3-14) must have been a forgery, i.e. a work written by someone other than Numa and deliberately passed off as the king's. Starting from the end of the 2nd cent. ... ...

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