By Dante Alighieri
This new serious version, together with Mark Musa’s vintage translation, presents scholars with a transparent, readable verse translation followed through ten leading edge interpretations of Dante’s masterpiece.
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Extra info for Dante’s Inferno: The Indiana Critical Edition
They have not sinned: According to Christian doctrine no one outside the Church (Le. without baptism, the first Sacrament and, thus, the -gateway to the faith-) can be saved. The souls suspended in Limbo, the First Circle of Hell, were on earth virtuous individuals who had no knowledge of Christ and His teachings (through no fault of their own since they preceded Him) or who, after His coming, died unbaptized. Here physical torment is absent; these shades suffer only mental anguish for, no~ cognizant of the Christian God, they have to -live on in desire- without any hope of beholding Him.
33 And he to me: "This wretched state of being is the fate of those sad souls who lived a life but lived it with no blame and with no praise. They are mixed with that repulsive choir of angels neither faithful nor unfaithful to their God, but undecided in neutrality. " He answered: "I will tell you in few words: these wretches have no hope of truly dying, and this blind life they lead is so abject it makes them envy every other fate. The world will not record their having been there; Heaven's mercy and its justice tum from them.
Virgil is angry with himself for having believed Malacoda's lie about the bridge over the Sixth Bolgia (Canto XXI, llI). CANTO XXIII 167 CANTO XXIV 175 AFTER AN ELABORATE simile describing Virgil's anger and the return of his composure, the two begin the difficult, steep ascent up the rocks of the SYNOPSIS I 11 fallen bridge. The Pilgrim can barely make it to the top even with Virgil's help, and after the climb he sits down to catch his breath; but his guide urges him on, and they make their way back to the bridge over the Seventh Bo/gia.
Dante’s Inferno: The Indiana Critical Edition by Dante Alighieri