09Inf13to14W11 - Canto 13 Pier delle Vigne, suicide 1 Canto...

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Canto 13 Pier delle Vigne, suicide 1
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Canto 13.1-39 not animals but plants 2
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What’s the difference? All living things have souls 1. Plants have a vegetative soul (to live) 2. In addition, animals have an animal or sensitive (to feel, to apprehend, to desire, to move). 3. In addition to both of these, humans have a rational or intellectual soul (to think, to talk, to will, to choose) 3
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Why is this sinner a plant? 4
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Who was Pier delle Vigne (or Pier della Vigna, Petrus de Vinea)? b. 1190 Capua, d. 1249 Pisa Educated at the university of Bologna. First job: notary in the Imperial Chancery Supreme court judge (magne curie iudex) 1221 Principal author of the Constitutions of Mel± (imperial code of law) 1234 5
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(or Pier della Vigna, Petrus de Vineis)? Secretary, intimate advisor to Frederick II. Arranged marriage between Frederick and Isabella, sister of Henry III of England. 6
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This note was uploaded on 04/24/2011 for the course ITALIAN 333 taught by Professor Cornish during the Winter '11 term at University of Michigan.

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09Inf13to14W11 - Canto 13 Pier delle Vigne, suicide 1 Canto...

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