Vergil's "the Aeneid" With Dante's "inferno"

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Vergil's "The Aeneid" with Dante's "Inferno"


The greatest exponent of the epic poetry of the Augustan Age is certainly the first Homer, who picked up and reworked the materials previously organized in two large works, the Iliad and the Odyssey through a vast and complex system of formulas, i.e. stereotyped expressions that served to facilitate improvised composition. This formula own the Homeric poems becomes a hallmark of the genre, and the texts give the impression epic.

The epic narrative is characterized by companies of actors, by the insertion of long speeches in direct form, the frequency of similarities, as the description of persons, ...
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