6.2 a discussion

We’ve made three descents into the underworld this semester. Once in Week 2 with Odysseus, once in Week 4 with Aeneas, and now in Week 6 with Dante. Consider how Dante incorporates the works of his predecessors (Homer and Virgil) in his epic poem. How does each author build upon the work of his predecessor? Be sure to cite passages from the texts for support. Develop your answer thoroughly and use passages from the reading as support.


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