The Richest Man in Babylon

Describe symbolism in The Richest Man in Babylon by George Samuel Clason

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Babylon represents wealth. Ancient Babylon was the seat of great wealth. Babylonians understood the secret to obtaining riches and shared their secrets with the entire society so that no one group of people was wealthier than another. Babylon was revered as an example of richness and beauty. It is for these reasons that their story is used to illustrate the principles for obtaining great wealth.