More Hunger Games neep

(Original post on The Hunger Games.)

Okay, I’m slow on the uptake here, but I just remembered that Cinna and Portia are both characters in Julius Caesar.

Specifically, Cinna is one of the conspirators against Caesar, and helps to enlist Brutus. (And, lnhammer reminds me, a relative a Caesar’s as well.)

Cinna is also a poet who dies entirely because people are clueless and can’t tell him from the conspirator Cinna.

And Portia is Brutus’ wife. Who according to the quick summaries online (been a while since I read the play) doesn’t know about the conspiracy, just that something’s amiss with her husband.

I’m guessing these things are not coincidental, and will matter in later books.

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