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.
- Oronte – there's a character named Oronte in Molière's Misanthrope (1.5.11)
- Clitandre – a character in Molière's Misanthrope, and the protagonist in Corneille's play of the same name (1.5.11)
- Cato, Roman politician/writer (1.5.10)
- Ariston (1.5.11)
- Périandre – perhaps Periander, 2nd tyrant of Corinth (1.5.11)
- Alcidamas – Greek sophist and rhetoritician, from 4th century B.C. (1.5.11)
People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...