exam 2 review - RELI 300 3.21.2007 Exam 2 Review Dante:...

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RELI 300 3.21.2007 Exam 2 Review Dante: -from Florence, Italy. Exiled from Florence and never returned. -studied Thomas Aquinas, philosophy, theology, and the classics (Scissero) -Books: - Vita Nuvo (the new life ) 1312-1315, talks about Beatrice Portunari, poems and sonnets dedicated to Beatrice. - De Vulgari Eloquentia (the common language ) 1304, argues that Italian should be used instead of Latin in literature. - Convivio (the banquet ) 1308 - De. Monarchia 1312-1315, argues that Pope has no authority in civil matters. - La Comedia (the comedy) 1314-1321, only comedy because it has a happy ending. Everything in it is in allegory. Aim was to awaken his readers morally. Epic poem, he is the protagonist. Begins on Holy Thursday evening, enters Hell on Good Friday, leaves Hell on Easter Sunday. Poem has both real and imaginary people. Throughout entire poem, shows interest in social and political culture. Wrote in Italian. -when poem begins, he’s lost in a dark wood. Beatrice finds him, gives Virgil to him as a guide through hell. Tries to climb hill, is confronted by 3 animals trying to
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