We have Dante's notion of the infernal regions in his Inferno; Homer's in the Odyssey, book xi.; Virgil's in the Æneid, book vi.; Spenser's in the Faërie Queene, book ii.
canto 7; Ariosto's in the Orlando Furioso, book xvii.; Tasso's
in Jerusalem Delivered, book iv.; Milton's in Paradise Lost;
Fénelon's in Télémaque, book xviii.; and Beckford's in his
romance of Vathek.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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