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Over the centuries, William Shakespeare has been accused of plagiarism on grounds that he pirated plots, phrases, lines of verse, and even entire poems.
Some examples include exerts in his pieces from Ovid, Plautus, Boccaccio, Cinthio, Thomas Lodge, Arthur Brooke, Christopher Marlowe, and Robert Greene.
Would it be wrong to accuse him of plagiarism? Or is it just taking inspiration?