Study Guide

Salomé Allusions

By Oscar Wilde

Allusions

Biblical References

  • Song of Songs, Book of Revelation, Gospels (Luke and Matthew)
  • "a satire against [the Stoics]," written by Caesar (86)
  • Regarding the view that Jokanaan is Elias/Elijah (90-92): Matthew 14:10-13
  • Regarding the Whore of Babylon: Revelation 17:4-6
  • Revelation 6:12-13 (discussed in the "Symbols, Imagery, Allegory" section) is referenced in lines 282-283 and 337-338.
  • A number of Jesus' miracles are mentioned: the changing of the water into wine at wedding in Cana at 245 (John 2:1-11), the healing of lepers and the blind at 246-7 (there are multiple occurrences of this throughout the Gospels), and the resurrection of the daughter of Jairus at 252-258 (Mark 5:21-43, Matthew 9:18-26, Luke 8:40-56).

Historical References