Dante’s Inferno, Canto 26: ULYSSES


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Evil deceiver

Invented the Trojan horse

Women, children died


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.


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





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