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We who live today take for granted the notion that Odysseus was a noble figure, a sort of archetype for the soul’s yearning for home. This hasn’t always been the case. For much of antiquity, even into the Renaissance—as most especially evidenced by Dante’s Inferno—Odysseus was a far less noble figure: a trickster, a deceiver,… The post The Odyssey of Soul from Plotinus to Augustine appeared first on VoegelinView.

We who live today take for granted the notion that Odysseus was a noble figure, a sort of archetype for the soul’s yearning for home. This hasn’t always been the case. For much of antiquity, even into the Renaissance—as most especially evidenced by Dante’s Inferno—Odysseus was a far less noble figure: a trickster, a deceiver,…

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