Pseudo-Voconius and the Speech of Maecius Faltonius Nicomachus (HA Tac. 6)

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Abstract: The short speech attributed to Metius Voconius which survives in several fifteenth century manuscripts of the Panegyrici Latini is a forgery, plagiarised from the Vita Taciti in the Historia Augusta. This article examines the history of this speech in the context of the rediscovery and transmission of the Panegyrici Latini in fifteenth century Italy and offers some thoughts on the abilities and identity of the forger.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)222-231
JournalRheinisches Museum für Philologie
Volume162
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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In: Rheinisches Museum für Philologie, Vol. 162, No. 2, 2019, p. 222-231.

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