Free Essays on The Inferno The Odyssey

  1. Odyssey and Dantes Inferno

    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...

  2. Athena in the Odyssey vs. Virgil in the Inferno

    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...

  3. Dante's Inferno and Classical Mythology

    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...

  4. Epic Poetry: the Foundation of Literature

    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...

  5. Dante's Inferno Ulysses

    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...

  6. Commentary: Inferno Ix, 55-105

    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...

  7. essaay syllabus

    Discussion section leaders are not authorized to grant any exceptions. 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. ...

  8. greek literature

    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...

  9. Epic Elements

    Odyssey The Odyssey and Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle both consist of important elements of an epic, Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle this can be shown by examining the elements such as starting by media res, how the hero faces the monsters and events and finally get to their goal, and how...

  10. Essay

    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...

  11. APWH

    File logic_test.pptx Download File ap_world_2011_review.pdf Download File world_region_map.pptx Download File Partly a sequel to Iliad, Odyssey is the epic mythological journey of Odysseus (his Roman name is Ulysses). "Odysseus the Cunning" is the son of Laertes and Anticlea. After sacking...

  12. The Underworld

    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:...

  13. Resons for Dante's Divine Comedy

    third option could easily be the most obvious. It is said the Dante merely wanted an Italian epic tale, one to match Virgil's (Aeniad) or Homer's (Odyssey) . Regardless of the reasoning behind the Divine Comedy the outcome could easily be seen as any of the outcomes Dante originally intended, and perhaps...

  14. Inferno

    Inferno 1 Commentary on Canto I of Dante’s Inferno Name: Lori Embrey School: Strayer University Professor: Christopher Griffin Course: HUM 101 '' Origins of Western Culture ...

  15. divine comedy

    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...

  16. Ginsberg

    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...

  17. Literacy Analysis

    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...

  18. An Odyssey into the World of Wines

    An Odyssey into the World of Wines Draft: 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  Storage of Wine  The main...

  19. Alfred Lord Tennyson Research Paper

    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 Hayes...

  20. The Odyssey

    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...

  21. Ottoman Empire

    Odysseus 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...

  22. How Have Other Writes Used the Character of Odysseus

    portrayals. 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...

  23. dante stuffs

    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...

  24. Hussain

    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...

  25. Ancient Greece

    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....

  26. Ulysses

    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...

  27. Revenge vs. Justice

    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...

  28. Ulysses in Hell

    World Lit 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...

  29. The Muses in Greek Mythology and Art

    Terpsichore or Eroato “Muse with lyre”, c.400 B.C.. Also, The Muses Urania and Calliope by Simon Vouet, in which she is holding a copy of Homer’s Odyssey. An extraordinary example of art depicting the Muses is the Archelaos Relief: “Apotheosis of Homer, a relief sculpture which some scholars have estimated...

  30. Cantos

    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. ...