transmigration of souls - belief that sould stya in Hades and then eventually occupy another body
- Plato's Myth of Er: hero almost dies, allowed to come back up and report what he has seen.
- another katabasis; goes to Sibyl
(golden bow) of Cumae
and hears that he will be given something that will allow him to pass into hades. Needs to talk to dad Anchises
to find out where to build Rome. Sees friend Palinurus who died, not buried, and his queen Dido who committed suicide b/c he left her.
- Hears cries of great sinners in Tartarus: Ixion - throws himself into a cloud form of Hera (created by Zeus to see if he likes her). Semen on ground --> centaurs. Punished by being tied to a forever revolving ring of fire.
- Danaids - King Danaus told them to kill their 50 husbands. have to fill a huge tup of water with a spoon full of holes
Aeneid sees dad in the Elysium Fields.
Needs to go back to earth, so does not drink from the River Lethe
: makes you forget who you are --> transmigration of souls