Dante’s Inferno, Canto 26: ULYSSES

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ULYSSES

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Evil deceiver

Invented the Trojan horse

Women, children died

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NOTE: One of the evil advisors punished in the eighth bolgia of Circle 8 is Ulysses, who came up with the idea of the Trojan horse, the stratagem that resulted in the sack of Troy. During the sack, many women and children died.

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NOTE: The fullest retelling of the story of the story of the Trojan horse is found in Virgil’s AENEID.

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https://davidbruceblog.wordpress.com/2017/01/25/dantes-inferno-canto-26-retelling-evil-advisers-ulyssesdiomed/

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