12Inf18to20W11 - Inferno 18-20 Panderers, pimps, popes,...

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Inferno 18-20 Panderers, pimps, popes, prophets 1
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Malebolge: A descent in register comedìa 16.128; 21.2 Vulgar, harsh, common, obscene, proverbial language Cooking ( pungenti salse 18.51; cooks 21.55; greasy things on fire 19.28) Bathroom humor, language ( merda 18.116, unghie merdose 18.131) Autobiography 2
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Autobiography As the Romans, the year of the Jubilee, because of the great throng, found a way to move people across the bridge, for on one side they are all turned toward the Castle and are going toward Saint Peter, and on the other they are going toward the mountain (18.28-33) Castel Sant’Angelo, Roma 3
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Categories and subcategories: panderers, seducers, flatterers (Canto 18) 4
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Venedico Caccianemico: panderer •Office of the podestà •Sold his sister to the marquis for money fui colui che la Ghisolabella/ condussi a far la voglia del marchese (18.55-6) Via, / ruffian! Qui non son femmine da conio (18.65-6) •Bolognese dialect •Teaching children to say “yes” A dicer sipa’ 18.61 5
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Jason: seducer (18.82-96) 6
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Jason, Argonaut, who retrieved the Golden Fleece Quanto aspetto reale ancor ritene! (18.85) Ivi con segni e con parole ornate (18.91) 7
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Flatterers (2nd pouch) Sterco (dung) privadi (privies) merda (shit) unghie merdose (shit-filled nails (18.113-131) 8
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Flatterers (2nd pouch) Hard to tell which are priests ((18.115-7); Thais, the flattering whore (18.133-136) 9
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Canto 19 • A different tone: prophetic • Autobiography – Il mio bel S. Giovanni (19.19) 10
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il mio bel San Giovanni They seemed no less ample, nor greater, than those in my lovely San Giovanni, made as places for the baptizers Non mi parean men ampi maggiori che que’ che son nel mio bel San Giovanni, fatti per loco d’i battezzatori (19.16-18) 11
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Baptismal font (Pisa) 12
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Baptismal font (Pisa) 13
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Simon Magus A magician in Samaria, converted in 37 AD by the sermons of Philip the Deacon. Offered Peter and John money in exchange for their miraculous powers of bestowing the Holy Ghost with the laying on of hands. Simon mago, o miseri seguaci(Inf .19.1) 14
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Simon mago, o miseri seguaci che le cose di Dio, che di bontate deon essere spose , e voi rapaci per oro e per argento avolterate Or convien che per voi suoni la tromba, Però che ne la terza bolgia state (Inf .19.1-6) Simon magus, o miserable followers, who, rapacious for gold and silver, adulterate the things of God that should be brides of goodness, now the trumpet must sound for you because you are in the third bolgia . 15
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