Virgil The Aeneid and Dante The Inferno
...Cleopatra, Helen, Achilles, Paris, and Tristan. They are the lustful souls, who are characterized with physical attractiveness, romance, gender, and death. Semiramis is an authoritative Assyrian Queen, who is believed to be so wicked, that she legally allowed incest. An illegitimate son is believed to have killed her. Dido commits suicide after her lover, Aeneas, abandons her to continue his mission in creating a new civilization in Italy (Virgil Book 4). Cleopatra, the stunning Queen of Egypt, takes her own life to evade capture by Octavian. He is the future emperor Augustus. Octavian had overcome Mark Antony... 8 July Sinners and Death in The Aeneid and Inferno Several ancient and modern explore the...