Unformatted text preview: heaven, what does Dante talk about? Beatrice? God? No. He talks about geometry. As the geometer who attempts to measure the circle and discovers not . . . the principle he wants, So was I at that new sight I wished to see how the image conformed to the circle [but] here my power failed, but my desire and my will were revolved, like a wheel that is evenly moved by the love which moves the sun and the other stars. So we end our journey to the heavens with love and with geometry; what more could anyone who loves math ask for?...
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- Fall '10
- Beatrice Portinari, Giovanni di Paolo, di paolo