Notes_on_the_end_of_Augustine_and_beginning_of_Inferno

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Unformatted text preview: Notes on the end of Augustine and beginning of Inferno Augustine 10-13- narrative forward movement, journey is over no progression- written as a view from above where he can just be speaks directly to God about deep things-understand workings of the Universe- finally you are your own rest text and inquiry stop, God is absolute, no questions- very stark contrast with Dante, whose God is movement- Augustine has a Platonic view of God, fixed and perfect- Dante is Aristotelian Dante- Dante is writing in the 1300s huge jump from Augustine, though there are many important texts in between, many of them influenced by Christianity- Dante starts writing The Divine Comedy in 1307-1308, but it takes place in 1300 when Dante was 35 years old the halfway point of his life and it was also a Jubilee year- not much is known about Dantes early life he did not know much Greek his knowledge of that came from Roman translations- called a comedy because it starts out bad and ends well the world Divine was added to the title later by Boccaccio- there is a strict rhyme scheme throughout the poem, the interlocking terza rima with...
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