• Humanities
    Parthenon, Temple of Athena Nike, Erectheion (with Porch of the Maidens), Propylaia Literature & Drama: epic poetry, Epic of Gilgamesh, Homer, Iliad, Odyssey; Hesiod, Theogony; Theater of Dionysus, tragedy, comedy, Oresteia of Aeschylus, Antigone & Oedipus the King by Sophocles, Medea by Euripides, Lysistrata...
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  • 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...
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  • Allusions in Invisible Man
    is not a ghost or spirit, but is invisible through his character, actions, and feelings about himself. In addition to these allusions, Dante's Inferno is referred to in the Prologue as well. Invisible Man relates the action of going to his home in the basement of the apartment building to descending...
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  • Miss
    writing, "I thence invoke thy aid to my adventurous Song." 3. The work will include long "epic similes"--long, involved, complex comparisons (see the comparison of Satan to large legendary creatures such as Leviathan, Bk. I, lines 197-209) 4. You should expect frequent long monologues (I hardly...
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  • National Epics
    Main characters give extended formal speeches. Use of the epic simile.  A standard simile is a comparison using "like" or "as."  An epic or Homeric simile is a more involved, ornate comparison, extended in great detail. Heavy use of repetition and stock phrases. The poet repeats passages...
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  • History of Epic
    John Milton’s Paradise Lost) the human race. Some of the most celebrated epic poems of all time are: Epic of Gilgamesh, Ramayana, Mahabharata, Iliad, Odyssey and Paradise Lost. Here we might mention that the term “epic” is often applied, by extension, to narratives which differ in many respects from this...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • Studying the Epic
    Role of the Supernatural in the Epic, Carolyn Dirksen Ancient Near Eastern and Classical Epics Gilgamesh, Margaret Fleming 11 The Iliad and the Odyssey, Margaret Fleming The Aeneid, Margaret Fleming 20 7 14 16 Epics of India The Mahabharata, Carolyn Dirksen 25 The Ramayana, Carolyn Dirksen...
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  • In Memoriam
    analysis: The Inferno, by Dante Alighieri, Canto XXI * How to choose camera filters * Is the Greek play Medea still relevant to a modern audience? * Is there really a Macbeth curse on the Shakespeare play? * How camera image stabilization works * Poetry analysis: The Inferno, by Dante...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • Hari
    in his own kingdom of Ithaca, after a long hazardous voyage back to his family after fighting in the Trojan Wars. Home life seems dull and safe by comparison and instead of being grateful for victory and safe deliverance home, Ulysses tells of his restlessness, and his discontentment with the “savage race”...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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. ...
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  • Tale of the Inferno
    Virgil for their aid and then continues to follow Virgil toward Hell. Analysis: Cantos I–II From a structural point of view, the first two cantos of Inferno function as an introduction, presenting the main dramatic situation and maneuvering Dante and Virgil to the entrance of Hell, the journey through which...
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