When authors refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.
- Samson (1.2.42) – a strong man betrayed by a woman
- Solomon (1.2.92) – a wise king
- Timon (4.3.39) – legendary misanthrope
- Pompey (5.2.247) – great Roman politician and warrior
- Alexander (5.2.247) – great Greek military man
- Judas Maccabeus (5.2.247) – great warrior in Jewish history
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