PurgatoryTermsLastYear - 1. Purgatory (1) where the spirit...

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1. Purgatory – (1) where the spirit is cleansed/grows fit to rise to Heaven 2. Cato – (1) Cato the Younger – suicide end of civil freedom by Caesar; wife = Marcia allowed her to marry his best friend and took her back after he died; face lit up by four stars – justice, temperance, prudence, fortitude; Marcus Porcius Cato, grandson of Cato the Censor, chief example of Roman virtue and analogue of God; figure of Moses – law-giver 3. Marcia – (1) wife of Cato; Stoic “generosity” – Cato divorced Marcia and commanded her to marry his friend Hortensius who was in love with her; after he died, Marcia begged and returned to Cato ~allegory to the return of the noble soul to God in old age 4. Moses – (1) law-giver; “two strands” of beard/hair of Cato; Cato = supervisor of the reestablishment of justice (like in the Aeneid) 5. Ganges – (2.5) – Night simultaneously rises from the Ganges when the sun sets for Jerusalem; Night is also opposite from Libra (scales); from Purgatory, Ganges is 90° from Ganges 6. Exodus - Bible 7. Allegory – figurative mode of representation above literal meaning 8. Casella – (2.91) – Dante’s friend, composer, Florentine; wandered for several months away
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This note was uploaded on 10/30/2011 for the course ITALIAN 333 taught by Professor Cornish during the Fall '11 term at University of Michigan.

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