It included also a number of forgeries, circulated under the names of famous Greek authors, verses fathered upon Aeschylus or Sophocles, or books like the false Hecataeus, or above all the pretended prophecies of ancient Sibyls in epic verse.
were clever forgeries.
In his own lifetime Origen had to complain of falsifications of his works and forgeries under his name.
Even if he were not the author of the forgeries he can scarcely have been the dupe of his own partisans.
The publication of collections of chronicles began in 1529, and the uncritical fashion in which these were reproduced made forgeries easy and frequent.