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.
- the tower of Babel, Genesis 11 (1.1.34)
- Life of Jesus (1.2.4; could refer to any number of books)
- Moses (1.2.4)
- 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)
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