Unformatted text preview: a. In which sense is the central section of the poem “patriotic”? b. Who are the great men to whom Foscolo’s alludes in this section? c. Why does Foscolo praise Florence? d. In lines 197-212 the courage and greatness of the heroes buried in Santa Croce is compared to that of…? e. By using what images does the poet summons up the vision of the battle of Marathon (fought in 490 BC by Athenians against Persians, during the first Persian invasion of Greece)?...
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- Fall '11
- Italian, Battle of Thermopylae, Greco-Persian Wars, Second Persian invasion of Greece