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It was expanded and printed in the same year 1598 , by George Chapman with 4 new Sestiads *1) of the same poetic style and quality, with an additional dedication [to the wife of Marlowe's Patron Thomas Walsingham Lady Audrey Shelton], with new structured headings and summaries [s.Quarto, middle figure] and in the same year 1598 it was additionally enhanced by Henry Petowe [s.Quarto, right] with a second part ("conteyning their further Fortunes") , in which the author Marlowe is praised and the metaphor "behind" Hero and Leander is interpreted .
How is it conceivable (...is it conceivable at all?) that two independent authors within the year of the the first release of Marlowe's "Hero and Leander" in print (1598) felt the need and were able to complete and expand Marlowes epic poem? Can you think of another, more plausible explanation ? What does all this have to do with Shakespeare?
Marlowes original was newly structured (into Sestiad 1 and 2 ) and enlarged by 4 new sestiads (3-6) of (the continuation of his life story, 5 years later) , written by himself under under the pseudonym George Chapman, and a second part (s.Faksimile, "conteyning their further fortunes") under the pseudonym Henry Petowe a totally unknown figure in England.
*1)In a 1600 Reprint of "Hero and Leander" (6 sestiads) , Marlowe is listed as the sole Author!