"Shakespeare" was familiar with the old classical myths and legends, for in the plays there are 174 different names of the characters around which these myths cluster.
Is it a coincidence that Francis Bacon in 1609
published a book in Latin called The Wisdom of the Ancients,
which analyses and explains some of the most prominent Greek and
Roman myths; and is it also a coincidence that, of the 174 different
names of the characters above referred to, 132 are found in Bacon's
prose works; there being eighty-five of these names that are common
to "Shakespeare's" and Bacon's works?