On 23 Feb 2014, at 09:51, Øyvind Eide <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> "real person who live or are assumed to have lived."
i wonder what to say about Ossian (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ossian). He is
assumed nowadays to be an invention of James Macpherson, but it is just
possible that he did actually live. if he is a <persona> of McPherson, he
certainly has his own prosopography.
I am happy with that set of “people” which FRBRoo defines F38 Character to
describe, but I dont think it covers those “people” who do _not_
"exhibit properties that would be inconsistent with a real person”.
I don’t think one could easily say what distinguishes Bilbo Baggins
as a “real” person from (say) Tarquinus Superbus, from Romulus,
and from Augustus.
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