D avid loved to talk about forgeries. One day in his offi ce, he gave me a photocopy of a few pages of a lengthy document whose title page I’ve reproduced at the bottom of page 80.

PD: What’s this? DP: Th is is an edition of Petronius Arbiter’s Satyricon that contains faked

letters between Cleopatra and various men. Amsterdam, 1669. I fl ipped through the pages. All in Latin.