Similarities Between Dante And Aeneid

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Dante based The Inferno after Virgil 's book of Aeneid, Which was about the aftermath of the fall of Troy. Also Virgil describes in his story the basics of the afterlife which Dante used as the framework for his vision of the afterlife. Virgil was considered the best writer of Dante 's time and what better person to have as a guide then one of literature 's best writers. Virgil being the symbol of "Human Reason" would be the perfect guide through hell for Dante because he was in LIMBO which means he was born before Christ. Dante needed a good guide that would lead him out of hell. Virgil was the perfect man for the
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