In the Lorcian code, the oldest Greek law we have, a free-born woman can not be accompanied by more than one slave woman, unless she was drunk.
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About two-third physics and chemistry. Carbon, neutrinos, inflation in the early universe, what Albert Einstein thought was his biggest mistake, what would make a universe dull, and more. All discussing what tweaking the free parameters would do to this universe and life in it. Much clarification of the Weak and Strong Anthropic Principles.
And then discussing questions this would raise, including the philosophical ones.
Out of the corner of my eye I see a bug, and its size grabs my attention -- big even for a bumblebee -- but it flits on to a gladiolus and reveals itself as a hummingbird moth. Once you notice the resemblance, it looks tiny for a hummingbird, though a very large insect.
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So little that it would be impossible to infer what the original was from my work.
BUT -- when I suffer from writer's block, for some reason, reading the original work, however unrelated, sometimes jogs loose that work.
sigh Sometimes the writing life is odd.
All sorts of eighteenth century reading. Works on elocution, lewd anecdotes to the Family Editions of works from Shakespeare onward, the problems with selling Shakespeare plays that hadn't actually been acted for over a century, the dangers of eyestrain and how having someone read aloud could protect your sight, reading associated knickknacks, and more.
Take the one name you've figured out, search for an era, and pick the rest of the names from that era.
It's when this gave me the heroine's name that I knew this work. And the odd thing is that Ottoline, the one character whose name I knew, does not linger for long. But the 19th century names managed to cover all the characters.