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From: Adam Stephanides <adamsteph@earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: (whorl) Re: Fan fic Fooey?  Fooey
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 11:31:36 

on 6/21/01 10:36 AM, Kevin J. Maroney at kmaroney@ungames.com wrote:

> In my classical readings, I've come across references to pseudipigraphia
> which are outside of the Jewish and Christian traditions--much later works
> attributed to Virgil and suchlike.

I'm sure there are; but my question applies to these too.  Did people of the
time regard these attributions as merely a convention?  Or were they fooled
into thinking they were reading works by the real Virgil?  Or, whether or
not they were fooled, did they believe that the author meant them to think
that these works were written by the real Virgil?

> Heck, think of Plato--he wrote dozens of
> books which put his own thoughts in the mouth of Sophocles.

You mean Socrates, obviously.

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