Odyssey means trouble: giving and receiving in kind, while inferno is symbolic for hell. This paper reviews the two poems, written centuries apart. The odyssey and inferno are about the journey of two men. In the two poems, the main character is given guidance by another character aiding them in their...
Athena in the Odyssey VS. Virgil in the Inferno
Two of the greatest works ever written, The Odyssey by Homer and The Inferno by Dante, are detailed, multi-sectioned poems about the journey’s of two men. In each story, the main character is given some sort of guidance by another character in order...
Dante’s descent into Hell in Inferno, the first part of his Divine Comedy, tells of the author’s experiences in Hades as he is guided through the abyss by the Roman author, Virgil. The text is broken into cantos that coincide with the different circles and sub-circles of Hell that Dante and Virgil witness...
were created, Dante heightened religious believes in the Inferno influencing entire nations, children learned about morality from the Iliad and the Odyssey, and culture was preserved through the writings of the Ramayana (“Lecture on the Odyssey”).
The fact that The Epic of Gilgamesh was written in...
4 April 2013
Ulysses In Hell
In Dante’s Inferno, Ulysses, a man known for his skillful word weaving, is sent into eternal damnation in Hell by Dante. In the Odyssey, after the Trojan War ends, Ulysses sails back to Ithaca. In the Inferno, Ulysses recounts the story about how he convinced his...
In the original story Odysseus is the hero of Homer’s Odyssey. The story follows on from Homer’s Iliad, the story of the Trojan War, the character of Odysseus is featured heavily in this book as well. In The Odyssey however, the Trojan War is over and the book concerns the hero’s 10 year...
Ulysses in Dante’s The Inferno
Dante places many figures of Greek mythology, Roman antiquity, and some political enemies in Hell. For some of these people his reasoning suits their punishment, for others it doesn’t, and for some we don’t know enough about them to verify their placement. Ulysses is...
reworks the figure of Ulysses by drawing on the ancient hero of Homer’s Odyssey (“Ulysses” is the Roman form of the Greek “Odysseus”) and the medieval hero of Dante’s Inferno. Homer’s Ulysses, as described in Scroll XI of the Odyssey, learns from a prophecy that he will take a final sea voyage after killing...
themes unfolded gradually in the written literature of the archaic and classical periods. The poet Homer’s 8th-century BC epics the Iliad and the Odyssey, for example, tell the story of the (mythical) Trojan War as a divine conflict as well as a human one. They do not, however, bother to introduce the...
woman he admires. Dante’s influence first appears in “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” as a direct quotation from Cantos 27, lines 58-63 of The Inferno as the first epigraph. The epigraph literally means, “If I thought my reply were to one who could ever return to the world, this flame would shake...
Odysseus and Aeneas both visit the Underworld; in Odysseus' case, in Book XII of Homer's Odyssey, and in Aeneas' case, in Book VI of Virgil's Aeneid. In discussing the differences between the two treatments of the Underworld episodes, it is imporcant to first outline the similarities in the two situations:...
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What Are the Required Readings? [available at University Bookstore]
Homer. Odyssey. Trans. S. Lombardo. Hackett Publishing. ISBN 0872204847.
Sophocles. Theban Plays. Trans. P. Meineck & P. Woodruff. Hackett. 0872205851.
masses. We see the importance of poetry to the people and culture of Ancient Greece in more places than just the oral readings of The Iliad and The Odyssey. Festivals revolved around the viewing of these long poetic dramas and tragedies. They were one of the many ways in which Greeks would honor gods....
of this concept, including the exploration of the theme of goof versus evil in Homer’s Odyssey and Dante’s The Divine Comedy, the forces of good and evil are clearly evident in both of these classics. In the Odyssey, Odysseus is a Greek hero who longs to return to his family and kingdom. It becomes clear...
English 2 Honors
3 April 2014
The Inferno and the Journey of Dante's Soul
The Inferno by Dante Alighieri, written in the fourteenth century, remains regarded as one of the most influential literary works of all time. The epic poem tells of the journey of Dante...
the odyssey ahead because of the cryptic message inscribed on the Gates of Hell. As Dante voyages across the circles of Hell, the different circles show Dante that justice was the main concern for each Circle. Consequently, justice is seen as a prevalent theme throughout the Cantos in the Inferno.
adventures of Odysseus were first recorded in Homer's Iliad and Odyssey (c. 800–700 BC), and Tennyson draws on Homer's narrative in the poem; most critics, however, find that Tennyson's Ulysses recalls the character Ulisse in Dante's Inferno (c. 1320). In Dante's re-telling, Ulisse is condemned to hell...
By comparison, for example, to the descent into the underworld that is a central episode in Homer’s epic Odyssey, in Virgil’s Aeneid, and again in Dante’s Inferno, Ginsberg’s small-case “odyssey” among ghosts in the supermarket seems both selfconsciously literary (“I touch your book”) and contrived (“and...
The Inferno of Dante, as translated by Robert Pinsky, uses many literary elements such as visual imagery, symbolism, and plot; all of which parallel in most horror films. Any one of the three Saw films would be an example of how Dante and Virgil’s journey can be classified in the genre of horror. ...
Renaissance Case Study: Florence, Dante and Inferno
1. Identify the Inferno, the
Purgatorio, and the
Paradiso as the three parts
of the Divine Comedy.
2. Identify and discuss the
Inferno as allegory.
3. Describe the structure
of Dante’s Hell.
4. Discuss Dante’s
conception of Divine...
Two Visions of HellDante Alighieri's epic poem the Inferno and director Vincent Wards movie, What Dreams May Come each depict the vision of an afterlife in Hell. What Dreams May Come is a movie about a man named Chris, who goes to heaven after he dies. Chris children have also died in a previous car...
intellect as a weapon, abandoned his family, and sailed to a forbidden place to achieve a goal forbidden by God. However, the real Ulysses, as told in the Odyssey, does not deserve this cruel of a punishment. We begin with Virgil telling Dante about Ulysses and Diomedes, “And in their flame they grieve for their...
8th Century B.C. Greece. “His literary works The Iliad and The Odyssey were exceedingly influential in the ancient world and largely formed the foundation of the Greek, secular and Western world view.” (“HEROES.”) “Along with the Odyssey, also attributed to Homer, the Iliad is among the oldest extant...
vision of the afterlife is a culmination of the medieval world-view as it had developed in the Western Church.
It is divided into three parts, the Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso.
On the surface the poem describes Dante's travels through Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven; but at a deeper level it represents...
Homer's epic poems, The Odyssey and the Iliad, have left an impression on western society that has lasted for over two thousand years. These two works are widely held to be the beginning of Western Literature. Countless poets and artist have been moved by the different characters in these...
journey home longer. Poseidon then throws a huge rock in Phaeacia and had turned all their ships to stone so they could not betray him again. The Odyssey is not the only Homeric work that shows justice but also The Iliad. The Trojan War was shown as revenge. All of the actions shown by Homer all had...
used many elements from Greek and Roman classics in his work. Ulysses appears in poems the “Odyssey” by Homer, where he demonstrates his lust for adventure refusing to settle down. Although Dante’s “Inferno” also portrays Ulysses quest for knowledge, the spirit of the poem has the main impact
Thematic analysis in Dante’s Inferno
Literature has been evaluated on a number of subjects over the years. Themes have been a primary communication tool for poets and writers on diverse issues that affect the society. Classical English literature focused on the emerging matters such as religion and...
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Commentary on Canto I of Dante’s Inferno
Name: Lori Embrey
School: Strayer University
Professor: Christopher Griffin
Course: HUM 101 '' Origins of Western Culture