Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. Literary fakes and their ancient reception; 2. Constructing the young Virgil: the Catalepton as pseudepigraphic literature; 3. Poets and patrons: Catalepton 9, the Panegyricus Messallae, the Laus Pisonis and the pseudo-panegyric; 4. Prefiguring Virgil: the Ciris; 5. Recreating the past: the Consolatio ad Liviam and Elegiae in Maecenatem; Epilogue. Towards a rhetoric of the Roman fake: the Helen episode in Aeneid 2.
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