Saturday, February 03, 2007

Visting the Underworld

The tradition of epic heroes visiting the UNDERWORLD in quest of SOME INFORMATION or MAGIC DEVICE.

Aeneid 6, one example.

ESCHATOLOGY

The things which must shortly be done.

Book 11 DESCENT TO HADES: Elpenor, Teiresias, Anticleia, Achilles, Ajax.

9-12 Epic within the epic -- THE GREAT WANDERINGS.

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