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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Polydorus tells Aeneas how he was treacherously murdered by the king of
Thrace, Polym- nestor, after he had been sent to Thrace by Priam to ask for aid.
He advises Aeneas to flee that place of impiety, and asks for a proper burial.
53. Thibault king of Navarre (r. 1253-70) and son-in- law of the French king Louis
IX (who was canonized for his piety and his courage in fighting for Christendom).
Thi- bault accompanied Louis on a Crusade against the Muslims at Tunis. p.
The speaker is Bertran de Born (d. 121 5?), a renowned poet of Provence whom
Dante once praised for his military verses and for his liberality. Bertrand was
rumored to have urged the son of the English king Henry II to rebel against his
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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