18Inf34W11 - What can Ugolino say to his children? The...

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What can Ugolino say to his children? The suffering of the innocent. Fundamental challenge to the existence of God: the problem of evil. 1
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Speech generates society Orpheus, who was a holy man and interpreter of the gods, deterred men of the forest from slaughter and eating polluted food (cannibalism?), and for this was said to tame tigers and maddened lions, and Amphion, the founder of Thebes was likewise said to move rocks where he wished by the sound of his voice and gentle prayers. Horace, Art of Poetry , 391-400. (cf. Inferno 32) 3
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Speech generates society Tully says that in the beginning men lived like beasts, without proper homes and without the knowledge of God, among woods and rural glades, and no one observed matrimony nor distinguished between father and son. Then there was one wise, well-spoken man who advised the others, and little by little showed them the importance of the soul, and dignity of reason, and discretion, so that he drew them from their wild surroundings and encouraged them to inhabit one spot and to maintain reason and justice. Brunetto Latini, Tresor III.5-8 4
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Speech generates society And thus through eloquence, which was in him with sense,
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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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18Inf34W11 - What can Ugolino say to his children? The...

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