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Dante, Canto 33 ut now my will and my desire were turned,as wheels that move in equilibrium,by love that moves the sun and other stars. Sources:, Digital Dante, Encyclopaedia Britannica, World of Dante Copyright © 2018 Course Hero, Inc. Rose Expresses the many-layered splendor of God Eagle Symbolizes justice and wise rulership Cross Represents the instrument of salvation in Christian theology Symbols Divine Justice In Heaven, Dante continues to contemplate the nature of good and evil. Cosmic Order In Dante’s vision, God moves the heavens like the precisely interlocking gears of a clock. Ineffable Awe and reverence often leave Dante at a loss for words. Themes Paradiseby the Numbers Virtues Dante celebrates in Paradise: charity, faith, fortitude, hope, justice, prudence, and temperance 7 Year Dante’s The Divine Comedy first appeared in print 1472 Years between Dante’s exile and his pardon by the council of Florence in 2008 icon 706 Dante’s age when he met and fell in love with the real-life Beatrice, also his age ~9 A writer on language, religion, and philosophy, Dante spent most of his life in Florence but was exiled by his political enemies in 1302. Completed shortly before Dante died, Paradise is the final chapter of his three-part poem, The Divine Comedy, and a statement on human virtue. DANTE ALIGHIERI1265–1321 Author Having completed his voyage through Hell and Purgatory, Dante undertakes a journey to Heaven, which he imagines in astronomical terms. The poet speaks with saints, gazes upon angels, and flies on visionary wings from one planet to another. Finally, Dante ascends to the Empyrean, the highest heaven, where he basks in the presence of God. Eternal WisdomWritten in theStars The Sun, Mars, Jupiter & Saturn In the Planetary Heavens, Dante encounters those who exemplified each of the cardinal virtues: prudence, courage, justice, and temperance. Fixed Stars St. Peter tests Dante in the theological virtues of faith, hope, and charity. Primum Mobile Dante encounters angels, who occupy this sphere and are organized into nine ranks. Empyrean At last, Dante steps outside space and time and beholds the presence of God. OVERVIEW The Moon,Mercury & Venus In the Lower Heavens, Dante meets the souls of those who fell short in virtue. Italian Original Language c. 1308–21 Years Written Dante Alighieri Author Paradise Allegory Epic Poem

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