Where Athens and Jerusalem Meet: Why Dante Chose Virgil as his Guide

by Louis Markos June 28, 2014

Dante‚Äôs Divine Comedy, perhaps the single greatest expression of the human imagination, sets itself the daunting task of embodying in verse the full medieval vision of God, Man, and the Universe. However, when he chose what great figure of the past would function as his guide through Hell and Purgatory, the Catholic Dante chose not […]

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Literature Theology Virgil