Collectors, Scholars, and Forgers in the Ancient World
16 Feb 2017
Oxford University Press
Higbie, Carolyn; Higbie, Carolyn
Collectors, Scholars, and Forgers in the Ancient World focuses on the fascination which works of art, texts, and antiquarian objects inspired in the ancient Greeks and Romans and how the advent of private collections gave rise to the production of copies and forgeries. Drawing on the latest scholarship on forgery and fakes, it combines stories about frauds with an analysis of their significance, illuminating the link between collectors, scholars, and
forgers to offer us a way to better understand the power that objects exerted over individuals in antiquity.