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    Virgil and Dante

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    Virgil and Dante In the note to Canto V regarding Francesca and Paulo, the Hollanders exclaim that “Sympathy for the damned, in the Inferno, is nearly always and nearly certainly the sign of a wavering moral disposition” (112). Indeed, many of the touching, emotional, or indignation rousing tales told by the souls in Hell can evoke pity, but in the telling of the tales, it is always possible to derive the reasons for the damned souls’ placement in Hell. However, there is a knee-jerk reaction

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    The Aeneid by Virgil

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    The Aeneid by Virgil In Virgil’s famous text The Aeneid he writes about the history of the coming of Rome and the journey of its Trojan founder, Aeneas, from the wreckage of his old home at Troy. While this text is extremely supportive of the greatness of the Roman Empire, it also has a distinctly private second voice that talks about loss. We also find that in Confessions by Saint Augustine the author at times addresses God very personally, and at other times does not refer to him much at

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    The Aneid by Virgil

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    head in honor. Aeneas embodies these three themes of The Aeneid, and many astounding character traits: including unmatchable will power, and phenomenal insight to the world. Thus, making Aeneas a perfect catalyst for an epic hero, and is also why Virgil saw Aeneas as the main character. And separates The Aeneid from the Homer’s the ‘Iliad’ and ‘Odyssey’. ... ... middle of paper ... ...or such a use…With these words on her lips her companions saw her collapse onto the sword, saw the blade foaming

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    hell is more of just a flat plane of existence. To be honest, the books do seem very similar, even if they are completely different, Dante was inspired by Virgil when he created his hell, and when you add that factor, the books start to seem more and more similar to each other. Another thing that Dante used was all of the same characters that Virgil used in his stories, and he encounters them all in hell because of the time difference in the creation of the two books, because the books were written

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    All through Canto XVII, both Virgil and Dante showed a great sense of fear before the fraud monster Geryon. Although they have seen terrifying things within Hell, this weird beast is the first to make Virgil’s “flesh tremble”. Seeing this, it makes Dante shudder at the thought of his mighty Master and Guide to react in such a way. Not only is Dante shaken, but the reader finds Virgil’s fear unusual, since throughout the entire novel, Dante presents Virgil as a mighty, strong and wise guide. With

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    Edmund Spenser vs. Virgil and Ariosto

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    Edmund Spenser vs Virgil and Ariosto Some scholars believe Spenser did not have sufficient education to compose a work with as much complexity as The Faerie Queene, while others are still “extolling him as one of the most learned men of his time”. Scholar Douglas Bush agrees, “scholars now speak less certainly that they once did of his familiarity with ancient literature”. In contrast, Meritt Hughes “finds no evidence that Spenser derived any element of his poetry from any Greek Romance”. Several

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    Is Virgils Aenied an anti-war poem?

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    an Anti-War Poem? Virgil opens the ‘Aeneid’ with the words ARMA virumque cano ( I sing of arms and of men). The central role that war plays in this Roman epic is made apparent from the very first word of the ‘Aeneid’ by the emphatic placing of the word arma at the very beginning of the poem. A fair chunk of Virgil’s ‘Aeneid’ is set on the battle field but its violent and gory descriptions of death and its frequent battles alone cannot make this poem an anti-war poem. Virgil does not merely use

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    William Bouguerau's Dante and Virgil in Hell (1850) After viewing William Bouguerau's, Dante and Virgil in Hell, I began a quest to gain a greater understanding of the religious meaning to life, and in particular more meaning to my life. Bouguerau's powerful depiction initially left me with curiosity about Dante's Devine Comedy. I read Dante with fascination and a burning desire to learn more about Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism and Islam. Like a maddening and irresistible brain teaser

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    Aeneas, the main character in The Aeneid of Virgil, symbolizes the origins of the Roman Empire and of the ancestry of Augustus, the emperor during Virgil’s life time. Because of this symbolism, Aeneas’ characterization taps into the pride of the audience; the citizens of the Roman Empire and emperor Augustus himself. Therefore, Virgil decided to create Aeneas as the epitome of Roman virtues— the perfect example of a Roman hero. These accepted virtuous qualities include not only the basic abilities

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    Why did Virgil Want to Burn The Aeneid?

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    Why did Virgil Want to Burn The Aeneid? Publius Vergilis Maro, known to us as Virgil, was born Oct 15, 70 BC in Northern Italy. Octavius, who had always been a friend of Virgil, became Emperor in 27 BC, adopting the name of Augustus. He made Virgil in a sense, a court poet, "although [Virgil] always retained his independence of thought and expression" (Milch 7). However it was the Emperor's initial idea, and not Virgil's own, for him to write the Aeneid. Virgil accepted the project although

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