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Impersonation

Patroclus
wore the armor of Achilles against the Trojans to encourage the disheartened Greeks. [Gk. Lit.: Iliad]
Prisoner of Zenda, The
Englishman impersonating his distant relative King Rudolf is crowned in his stead. [Br. Lit.: The Prisoner of Zenda]
Schicci, Gianni
dressed to resemble the dying testator in order to dictate a fraudulent will. [Ital. Hist. and Opera: Gianni Schicci in Collier’s]
Tichborne case
claimant to the Tichborne baronetcy impersonated the missing heir; proved a perjuror and imprisoned. [Br. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 898]
Zeus
assumes the appearance of her husband Amphitryon in order to seduce Alcmene. [Fr. Drama: Moliere Amphitryon]
References in classic literature ?
The incessant strain involved in even the most deliberate impersonation is the most wearing thing I know; then how much more so when the impersonation is impromptu
One of them chanced to be thrown open at the moment, and a roguish face met his; a face lighted up by the loveliest pair of sparkling eyes that ever locksmith looked upon; the face of a pretty, laughing, girl; dimpled and fresh, and healthful--the very impersonation of good-humour and blooming beauty.
Even when, slightly thawing under the influence of sparkling champagne, she related to her son-in-law some passages of domestic interest concerning her papa, she infused into the narrative such Arctic suggestions of her having been an unappreciated blessing to mankind, since her papa's days, and also of that gentleman's having been a frosty impersonation of a frosty race, as struck cold to the very soles of the feet of the hearers.
Then there were the bromide powders which she had made up, and her clever male impersonations, as Dorcas recounted them to us.
They will be made available to the national bureau to combat document forgery and impersonation inaugurated Tuesday in Tunis.
They were charged with impersonation of a public officer and theft with the use of force.
Comedian Lauren O'Brien's impersonation became a viral video where she can be seen dressed up and delivering spot-on voices and facial expressions of 14 celebrities stuck in traffic such as Drew Barrymore, Kristen Stewart and Angelina Jolie.
Almost all of the recent security breaches, which have involved impersonation using stolen usernames and passwords, could have been prevented using Guardog.
A spokesman for RCT Council said "The council has reported the impersonation of councillors and officers taking place on Twitter.
TRACK queen Lee McConnell's time in the labour ward was a sprint so it's no surprise her baby boy can already do a Usain Bolt impersonation.
Noble, who is originally from Cramlington, did his impersonation as he bantered with panellist Paul Merton and made a gag that actors in a fast food advert had trained at the John Merrick Academy of Drama.
At Thursday morning's TribLive conversation, Attorney General Greg Abbott discussed the prevalence of voter impersonation in Texas and defended the legal basis for the contentious voter ID legislation now making its way through the courts.