infernonotes - Da nte 's I nfe r no |1 Finishing Touches...

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D a n t e ’ s I n f e r n o | 1 Finishing Touches – Augustine’s Confessions As the text ends, so does Augustine’s inquiry into God’s ways. He stops questioning and lets “God be.” View from Above – Concept of not questioning, but rather just letting things be the way they are. Final lines of the text bring up the idea that “you are your own rest.” Both Augustine and Plato assert God as the “perfect endpoint.” You keep searching until you reach God; then there is nowhere else to search and everything becomes perfect. Dante’s Inferno Some great works written between Augustine’s era and Dante’s era o Beowulf, Prudentius, some other stuff. Background to Dante and his Inferno – The very basics o Guelphs – Nationalist party in favor of papacy o Ghibellines – In favor of European unification under Roman Empire o Dante was a white Guelph and fought in the battle of Campaldino (1289) o Dante is exiled, and starts writing the Divine Comedies o Starts writing the divine comedies in 1307, but Inferno is set in 1300. o
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course HUMA C1002 taught by Professor Irwin during the Spring '08 term at Columbia.

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