Ulysses' brother: the Cain and Abel theme in Dante and Machiavelli
Quinones describes the history of the Cain and Abel theme in literature, emphasizing Dante's use of it in the character of Ulysses and Machiavelli's revolutionary application of it in his work.
Recorded in Ithaca, NY by Cornell University., Lecture, October 22, 1984.70 minutes
Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321--Symbolism; Machiavelli, Niccolo, 1469-1527--Symbolism; Comparative literature--Themes, motives; Plots (Drama, novel, etc.); Cain complex