A series of five talks recounting some curious vicissitudes in the history of scholarship and letters, and illustrating the attitude of different centuries towards learned invention and forgery.
I-Antiquarian Forgery in the Renaissance by Charles Mitchell
Why did respectable Renaissance antiquaries like to fake antiques? Mr. Mitchell describes the aims and personalities of some Renaissance collectors of inscriptions, and contrasts their view of forgery and authenticity with that of modern scholars.
A fragmentary comedy by Menander
Translated and completed by Gilbert Murray
Music composed and conducted by Antony Hopkins
Characters in order of speaking:
The action takes place in a street in Corinth in the fourth century B.C.
Produced by Charles Lefeaux Introduced by Gilbert Murray
Philinus, a crabbed old man:
Pataecus, a kindly old man:
Sosias, a corporal Polemo's batman:
Moschio a young man:
Glycera, beloved by Polemo:
Polemo, a colonel of light infantry:
A Cook, a professional:
Doris Glycera's maid:
The goddess Ignorance:
Porter, at Myrrhine's house:
Myrrhine, a rich lady, adoptivemother of Moschio:
Davus, Moschio's servant:
Habronis, a dancer:
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