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...
Comparing and contrasting the Odyssey, the Inferno and the Trial
From Dante's Inferno, spiraling through the maze in Kafka's The Trial, and in the Homer’s Odyssey, fiction work has highly been endorsed in bringing out the Poets intended message. In Homer's The Odyssey, the topic is great and underhandedness...
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...
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...
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...
Commentary on Canto I of Dante’s Inferno
Name: Lori Embrey
School: Strayer University
Professor: Christopher Griffin
Course: HUM 101 '' Origins of Western Culture
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...
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...
An Odyssey into the World of Wines
* History of Enjoying Wine
* A Long History
* The Right Choice
* Handling Wine
* Wine and Entertainment
* In Vineyard and Winery
* The making of first-class wine
* The Grape Wine and its variety
* Barrels and bottles
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...
An Odyssey into the World of Wines
History of Enjoying Wine
A Long History
The Right Choice
Wine and Entertainment
In Vineyard and Winery
The making of first-class wine
The Grape Wine and its variety
Barrels and bottles
Storage of Wine
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...
2001: A Space Odyssey
Three million B.C. The gunpowder for a smashing evolutionary hit was amassing for a long time, but the necessary spark came from an outside help, which soon set the whole world ablaze. From this heated inferno, came the most proficient species ever to grace the planet. And now...
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...
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.
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...
Dante’s Inferno: A Discussion Guide
By David Bruce
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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
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. ...
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....
wealthy defense lawyer is made to cut off a pound of his own flesh as penance for greed. The list goes on. What is seen here that is similar to Dante’s Inferno is the concept of Contrapasso. The idea of Contrapasso is that the punishment you will get in hell would be the same style by the way you lived. The...
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...
stories about a Greek god can be linked to the past, present, and future. Specifically, in Homer’s Odyssey, values and concepts are addressed that are easily applied to our lives’ today.
In the Odyssey, love, hope, and courage are only just a few things that are portrayed in this myth. We see this with...
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...
Odyssey by Homer
Analysis: Books 1–2
The Odyssey is an epic journey, but the word journey must be broadly understood. The epic focuses, of course, on Odysseus’s nostos (“return home” or “homeward voyage”), a journey whose details a Greek audience would already know because of their rich oral mythic...
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...
Commentary: Inferno IX, 55-105
Canto IX of Dante’s Inferno takes places at the gates of the city if Dis, the entrance to the 6th Circle of Hell. It follows on directly from the previous Canto, in which Dante’s guide Virgil unsuccessfully attempts to secure them passage to the city. Dante is afraid...
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...
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...