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Primary texts:

-Francesco Petrarch, Letters on familiar matters = Rerum familiarium libri, translated by Aldo S. Bernardo. XVII-XXIV, Baltimore-London: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1985.

-Lorenzo Valla, On the Donation of Constantine, translated by G.W. Bowestrock, Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press, 2007.

-Torquato Tasso, Discourses on the Heroic Poem, translated with notes by Mariella Cavalchini and Irene Samuel, Clarendon Press, 1973.

-Erasmus, Ciceronianus, in Collected works of Erasmus. Vol.28, Literary and educational writings 6 : Ciceronianus, edited by A.H.T. Levi, University of Toronto Press, 1986.

-Giulio Camillo Delminio, Della imitazione, in B. Weinberg (ed.),Trattati di poetica e retorica del Cinquecento, Laterza, Roma, 1970-1974 (available here:

Secondary sources:

-A. Grafton, Forgers and Critics: Creativity and Duplicity in Western Scholarship, Princeton, 1990 -Martin L. McLaughlin, Literary Imitation in the Italian Renaissance: The Theory and Practice of Literary Imitation in Italy from Dante to Bembo, Oxford, 1995.

-Thomas M. Greene, The Light of Troy: Imitation and Discovery in Renaissance Poetry, Yale 1982.

-W. Stephens, Giants in Those Days: Folklore, Ancient History and Nationalism, Lincoln 1989

-W. Stephens, “When Pope Noah Ruled the Etruscans: Annius of Viterbo and his Forged Antiquities”, Studia Humanitatis: Essays in Honor of Salvatore Camporeale, MLN Italian Issue 119/1, Suppl. (2004), pp. 201-223.