Five Passages that Reference Astrology in The Inferno

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Assignment: Cite Five Passages that Reference Astrology in The Inferno 1. “They were cursing God, cursing their own parents, / the human race, the time, the place, the seed, / of their beginning, and their day of birth” (Canto IV 103-105). a. Followers of astrology believe that the time, the place and the day of birth have extreme significance over one’s life. Canto IV holds the Virtuous Pagans, those who are sinners merely because they were never told of Jesus and Christianity. Therefore, it is reasonable that they would be cursing the time, place and day of birth because it forced them into this damnation. 2. “Now follow me, we should be getting on;/ the Fish are shimmering over the horizon,/the Wain is now exactly over Caurus,” (Canto XI 112-114). a. The Fish are Pisces. A Wain is a horse drawn carriage and Caurus is a part of the heavens. This positioning of stars shows that it is about 4 am on Holy Saturday. 3.
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course GSTP 121 taught by Professor Klien during the Spring '08 term at CSU Chico.

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