The post on Mount's book Amo amas amat has had two comments – which is a deluge for this blog!
The final straw for me was the ad hominem attack on Will Griffiths (p. 260; I know almost nothing of Griffiths or his work). Whatever be the reason for this, Mount produces it more-or-less out of the blue. Perhaps we should be charitable and believe that he was carried away when re-reading the less polite verses of Catullus and Martial.
I believe I have found the reason. This final chapter is the re-jigging of a Spectator article that Mount refers to on the last page of acknowledgments. I noted it last year, when it was already a year old. If you are interested, the link is in the blog entry here.
I didn't take it seriously at the time – how many people read the Spectator? But now that it has been used as a filler in the book the misinformation in it needs to be stoutly contradicted.