Unformatted text preview: Purgatorio VII — Highlights The narrative continues after Dante’s invective against Italy.
Bordello continues to embrace Virgil as he realiz es that his
countryman is also the great Latin poet. At the request of Virgil, Bordello volunteers to guide thent. As nightfall approaches. Bordello tells the two poets that the
law of Purgatorio allows no one to clirnh the mountain
adthout the light of the sun. Bordello takes Dante to a peaceful place to rest: the Valley of
the Negligent Princes. As they get there. they hear a liturgical song: Salve Regina.
Then Bordello identiﬁes a ntunber of princes. ...
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- Spring '08