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Hypotheses on Ulysses

By: Antonio Mercurio

... 2 Published by The SOLARIS INSTITUTE of The SOPHIA UNIVERSITY OF ROME. (S.U.R.) Creative Commons Licence -... ...censor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work). Noncommercial — You may not use this work for commercial pu... ...work. Original title: Ipotesi su Ulisse Translated from Italian by Martha S. Bache-Wiig 2009, authorized by the Author. ... ...yssey that the author used are from the renowned translation from Greek to Italian done by Rosa Calzecchi Onesti, Published by Einaudi. I have trans... ...ile Dante identifies the cardinal sins as the negative forces that destroy people during their lives after they have left the womb, Homer sees them a... ...storted. When, as so often happens, disillusionment and unhappiness arrive, people often realize that it is another type of beauty they are looking f... ...lysses manages to do. Homer makes this clear when he speaks of Ulysses’ descent into Hades. (Od. XI) There, Ulysses, who is alive and who came i... ...is. When, in October of 1994, a bullet killed the little seven-year-old American Nicholas Green while he was traveling with his family in Italy, ... ... first to assert this, and not long ago, Harold Bloom, one of the greatest American literary critics, said this in his most recently published book ...

...“The Odyssey is not an adventure story. It is, rather, a book of wisdom that explains the art of humanity’s journey toward becoming artists of life and of the life of the universe. It tells the tale of a love story that is based on love as a decision and as a project. It is not a tale o...

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