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16 06, 2014

Homer – Ulysses’ shipwreck at Scylla and Charybdis

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As we know, Ulysses’ shipwreck, as imagined by Dante in canto XXVI of Hell, has no relationship with Homer’s Odyssey in which, instead, in Book XII, the very famous shipwreck of Scylla and Charybdis is described, in which only Ulysses survived, losing all his companions. In the Odyssey we read that Ulysses and his men, during their voyage back from the Trojan War, were moored on the island of the sorceress, Circe, and remained there for about a year.  Once they had set off again [...]