Reasons to Forge

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There are many reasons which motivate a person to forge, here are some:

1 – To gain money [1].

1 – To gain fame [2].

2 – To prove a point [2].

3 – To fill a gap in a chain of evidence [2].

4 – To prove the antiquity of a family [2].

5 – To distort the views of allies or enemies [3].

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References:

[1] – ABBOTT, CRAIG S. “The Case of Scharmel Iris.” The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, vol. 77, no. 1, 1983, pp. 15–34. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/24302871. Accessed 29 May 2020.

[2] – Abbott, Frank Frost. “Some Spurious Inscriptions and Their Authors.” Classical Philology, vol. 3, no. 1, 1908, pp. 22–30. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/262031. Accessed 6 June 2020.

[3] – Agursky, Mikhail. “SOVIET DISINFORMATION AND FORGERIES.” International Journal on World Peace, vol. 6, no. 1, 1989, pp. 13–30. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/20751319. Accessed 7 June 2020.

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