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Ulysses and Diomed Swathed in the Same Flame   1824-27
pen, ink, black chalk and watercolour over pencil (NGV 22)
Felton Bequest, 1920
National Gallery of Victoria

Inferno XXVI, 25-63. Virgil and Dante are now in the eighth chasm of the eighth circle, where the punishment of Evil Counsellors occurs. The figures are swathed in individual flames, likened by Dante to fireflies. Ulysses and Diomed are punished for deceiving the Trojans with the Wooden Horse.

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