If there is any possibility that a comparison could be made with the famous
journeys of Odysseus and Aeneas, it must be known that Aeneas is actually a hero in
search of his own soul while Odysseus is a hero trying to find his old life and in a sense,
his old soul. The Aeneid is very much of a spiritual quest, which makes it unique in
ancient literature and in contrast with the Odyssey.
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evidently, consciously knowing you need their
help. Odysseus’ intelligence is a mix of keen observation, instinct, and street smarts. He
is extremely cautious. Also, Odysseus is good at disguises and at concealing his feelings.
As is necessary for “his line of work”, Odysseus is a very fast and inventive liar. In these
respects, his random lack of integrity put him in sharp contrast with Aeneas and his actions
on his journey.
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