Perhaps the most infamous of Rome’s emperors, Nero Claudius Caesar (37-68 A.D.) ruled Rome from 54 A.D. until his death by suicide 14 years later. He is best known for his debaucheries, political murders, persecution of Christians and a passion for music that led to the probably apocryphal rumor that Nero “fiddled” while Rome burned during the great fire of 64 A.D. Born Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus, Nero took his familiar name when he was adopted at age 13 by his great-uncle, the emperor Claudius (his father, Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus, had died when the future emperor was only 2). Nero’s mother, Agrippina the Younger, had married Claudius after arranging the death of her second husband and was the driving force behind her son’s adoption. She
In brief, Dante was described by Foscolo, as an angry, bilious detractor of the Roman Church who, in the Inferno of the Divine Comedy, condemned Pope Niccolo III (Giovanni Gaetano Orsini - member of the prominent Orsini family from Rome) to spend eternity in the Third Bolgia of the Eighth Circle, headfirst in a hole, whose punishment was due to those who committed simony, such as greed for power and other ecclesiastical crimes. In a first time Pope Niccolo' III had been appointed head of the Inquisition as Giovanni Gaetano Orsini (1282), and only after his election as Pope (1277), he took name Nicholas III. This Pope is remembered in the official Italian history, because he was able to expand the papal political control also on parts of Romagna, as far as north Bologna and Ferrara.
One would be right to think that both Poseidon and Queen Levana are vengeful, but Queen Levana brings way more to the table. To start off, Poseidon is vengeful. The author states, “Poseidon heard his prayer, and the curse of the Cyclops has pursued me ever since,” (Homer 29). Some people believe that this describes Poseidon is very vengeful because poseidon is determined to have Odysseus brought to justice. While it is true that
The first of these monsters is Grendel. Grendel represented the Anglo-Saxon fear of the night but also the consequence of murdering your own family. The story says “He was spawned in that slime/ conceived by a pair of those monsters/ born of Cain…/ punished forever for the crime/ of Abel’s death…” (“from Beowulf.” ln. 19-23). This quote shows how Grendel was punished by God for murdering family just as Cain did to Abel.
His references to the being killed by his brother alludes to the story of Cain and Abel in the Bible. The King further alludes to the Bible when he calls compares himself to an angel. He tells Hamlet to “let not the royal bed of Denmark be a couch for luxury and damned incest,” (1.5.82-83). This references the motif of disease, in this case Claudius and Gertrude’s
We will soon learn that Eve had been more than lied to. Blinded by his lies this again will be Satan’s first attempt to destroy the seed line that was to lead to the birth of Jesus. “The Man Adam” had now gone against God and thus brought “The Sin”, which is death to the whole Earth including the sixth day creation “Mankind”. To really understand what happened in the Garden of Eden will be revealed in Chapter 7 “Apple or the Truth 7. And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; (shame and “The Sin” had come to the 2nd Earth Age); and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.- Not covers for their mouth they had not eaten an “apple” as falsely taught.
The Virtue of Hester Prynne In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s highly acclaimed novel, The Scarlet Letter, a Puritan town’s reaction is described after Hester Prynne raises a scandal that goes against the town’s religious views. The Puritans believe the Bible should be translated into their life and that God should be the center of it. Many of them think of Hester as a sinful woman without virtue. They treat her as an outcast and consider that she is somehow affiliated with the Devil. However, after reading Proverbs 31 and analyzing the novel, a conclusion can be determined that Hester Prynne does in fact have virtue.
The biblical teachings of Satan only speak of him in Hell, although there are different forms of scripture that speak of the demons of Hell coming to Earth and possessing people. The most famous story of this comes from the book of Mark when Jesus cast the demons out of a man into a herd of swine, “My name is Legion,” he replied, “for we are many.” 10 And he begged Jesus again and again not to send them out of the area. 11 A large herd of pigs was feeding on the nearby
In the story of Beowulf, the hero, Beowulf, does not know about the issue until the call. In Beowulf the call is the acts of Grendel. Grendel is a descendant of the cursed son of Adam and Eve, Caine. In the bible, Caine kills his brother resulting in a curse brought upon by God. Due to this, Grendel lives a life of seclusion and rejection.
To begin his mission, Milton devoted his first book of Paradise Lost to introduce Satan along with his falling angels in Hell attempting to plan a revenge on God. So, Satan is the central figure of book 1, a figure that Milton presents with plenty of epithets and with a magnificent energy and a personal pride. To what extent did Paradise Lost present Satan as a moral agent? Given the politics of the English revolution and restoration, how precisely should we interpret Satan’s language and policy in Hell? Did the spiritual poem reveal the 17th century religious beliefs or Milton’s ones?