Aeneas descends into the underworld in book VI of XII of Vergil’s Aeneid.
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- What are the books of the Pentateuch? The books of the Pentateuch are the first five books of the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. Named from Greek penta (five) and teuchos (book), tradition assigned…
- How many copies of Gone with the Wind have been sold? Margaret Mitchell's 1937 Pulitzer Prize winner Gone with the Wind has been translated into 27 languages and has sold over 20 million copies.
- What was the original Catch-22? In Joseph Heller's 1961 novel of the same name, it is the catch that prevents a U.S. Air Force pilot from asking to be grounded on the basis of insanity. A man "would…
- What kind of an accident cripples Ethan Frome in Edith Wharton’s novel, Ethan Frome (1911)? Ethan Frome and his beloved, Mattie Silver, drive a sled into a tree in a botched suicide attempt in Edith Wharton's novel, Ethan Frome.