Of the great poets, Dante is one of the most elusive and therefore one of the most difficult to adequately render into English verse. In the INFERNO, Dante not only judges sin but strives to understand it so that the reader can as well. With this major new translation, Anthony Esolen has succeeded brilliantly in marrying sense with sound, poetry with meaning, capturing both the poem's line-by-line vigor and its allegorically and philosophically exacting structure, yielding an INFERNO that will be as popular with general readers as with teachers and students. For, as Dante insists, without a trace of sentimentality or intellectual compromise, even Hell is a work of divine art. Esolen also provides a critical Introduction and endnotes, plus appendices containing Dante's most important sources - from Virgil to Saint Thomas Aquinas and other Catholic theologians - that deftly illuminate the religious universe the poet inhabited.
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And the hydroptic, "There you do tell truth, 1 12 but you were not so true a witness
when Priam the Trojan asked you for the truth." "I told a lie, and you lied with your
coins," 115 said Sinon. "I'm here for a single sin, but you, for more than any ...
Nisus, Turnus, and Euryalus: warriors in the Aeneid who died in the battles
between the Trojans and the native Italic peoples. Camilla was the Latin maiden
who, like Homer's Penthesilea, chose warfare instead of the feminine arts (see
Helen of Troy was the lovely queen of Sparta whose kidnapping by the Trojan
Paris (a kidnapping not resisted by Helen) brought about the ten-year-long
Trojan War. According to one tradition, Achilles, the greatest of the Greek warriors
, did ...
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Review: Inferno (La Divina Commedia #1)Procura do Utilizador - Jenny Clark - Goodreads
A rather winding and twisted narative but rather darkly funny Ler crítica na íntegra
Review: Inferno (La Divina Commedia #1)Procura do Utilizador - Andrew - Goodreads
A must read epic poem of Christian (especially Catholic) theology. Do not read it without notations or you will miss quite a bit. Ler crítica na íntegra