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even as Livy writes, who does not err—, and those who felt the thrust of painful blows In Inferno 25 we find the poet intervening to address the reader: [13] Similarly, in Inferno 28 the following emphatic intervention precedes the arrival of Bertran de Born: “Io vidi certo, ed ancor par ch’io ’l veggia, / un busto sanza capo” (I surely saw, and it still seems I see, / a trunk without a head [Inf. That of the rings made such illustrious spoils, 26 caduto se’ di quella dolce terra 1.14.2). and with his nose hacked off up to his eyebrows, And said I: ‘ Father, since thou washest me, Of that sin into which I now must fall, will bring a victory to your high throne.’. Shortly thereafter he mentions having seen human bodies set alight: “umani corpi già veduti accesi” (the human bodies I’d once seen burning [Purg. [11] The suggestive label modo sozzo could be seen as another way of describing the special hybridity that characterizes Malebolgian poetics. believing that, so girt, I made amends; Down here through Hell, from circle unto circle; of this throng underneath the sword edge when. or war; I was from there-the hills between Hung from the hand in fashion of a lantern, 68 credendomi, sì cinto, fare ammenda; But open war I none have left there now. They are invoked by Guido to exculpate himself but they should not distract us, as they do not distract the devil who arrives for Guido’s soul in the scene described at the canto’s end. 84non da pirate, non da gente argolica. As I note in “The Self in the Labyrinth of Time”, Petrarch is replicating Guido’s time-line, “repenting” before sinning: A recantation — “’l pentérsi,” repentance (1.13) — at the outset makes no more sense than a sinner’s attempt to repent before sinning, a logical contradiction treated by Dante in the Guido da Montefeltro episode of the Inferno (via the same unusual form of the verb, pentere, used in Voi ch’ascoltate by Petrarch): “ch’assolver non si può chi non si pente, / né pentere e volere insieme puossi / per la contradizion che nol consente” (For he who does not repent cannot be absolved, nor can one both repent and will at once, because of the contradiction which does not allow it [Inf. [21] This meditation on the birth of tyrannical rule in Italy features a list of Romagnol dynasties that includes both Francesca da Rimini’s birth family, the Polentani, and the family into which she married, the Malatesta (Inf. with me; see how I stay-and I am burning! 7S’el s’aunasse ancor tutta la gente with the permission of the gentle poet. if what I hear is true-ever returned ‘. He asked me to give counsel. From which time forth I have been at his hair; For who repents not cannot be absolved, 101 finor t’assolvo, e tu m’insegna fare Which was an ill seed for the Tuscan people. [39] The devil unites in his analysis both elementary Christian doctrine — absolution requires repentance — and elementary Aristotelian logic: we cannot simultaneously want to commit an action and want not to commit it. [12] Inferno 25 and 28 are also similar — and typical of a post-Geryon infernal poetics — in their insistence on the truth of their fantastic representations. the eagle of Polenta shelters it 95 d’entro Siratti a guerir de la lebbre, In a sequence in which words are connected to authentic feelings, we can see the absurdity of Boniface’s “finor t’assolvo” (101). 27.101]). he went his way as one gone mad with sadness. 28.20-21]). Going city by city through the region, Dante explains that, although there is no outright war at present, Romagna is never free of war “in the hearts of its tyrants”: “Romagna tua non è, e non fu mai, / sanza guerra ne’ cuor de’ suoi tiranni” (Your Romagna is not now and never was / quite free of war inside its tyrants’ hearts [Inf. [18] Dante-narrator will suggest in Purgatorio 27 that he had witnessed both propagginazione and burning at the stake. As discussed in the Commento on Inferno 19, Boniface did not die until 1303, and Dante therefore has to go to great lengths to insert him into a Hell that the pilgrim visited in April of 1300. 124Di sé facea a sé stesso lucerna, The polarity established in the Monarchia between the one and the many finally allows Dante to achieve a definition of sin as nothing but the disparagement of the one and a consequent progression toward the many: “peccare nichil est aliud quam progredi ab uno spreto ad multa” (Mon. they will be cast out of their ship and drowned, Even as it lies between the plain and mountain, “Forse / tu non pensavi ch’io loïco fossi” (Perhaps you did not think I was a logician! They are guilty of rending that corporate unity which should have been kept whole. [51] In the above logically sequential order, the words are not mere shells, like poker chips in a game. I still remember my youthful encounter with language that I found even more hauntingly beautiful than Eliot’s and my father’s explanation that this was Dante. 23 non t’incresca restare a parlar meco; 3.4.17 and Par. It lacks the psychological profundity of Inferno 27, for instance. The sinners are covered in blood and gore, some even having been eviscerated, as punishment for the discord and conflict they wrought in life. Heaven have I power to lock and to unlock, And whom I once saw up in Latian land, If we were to take the lexicon of repentance and conversion of Inferno 27 and unscramble it, we could achieve what Guido did not achieve, the following proper temporal alignment: 1) volere (verse 119: desire, in this case the desire to sin) →, 2) the commission of sin (described in verses 110-11) →, 3a) pentére (verse 119: repentance for the sinful act committed) →, 3b) confession following repentance (as in verse 83: “pentuto e confesso mi rendei”) →, 4) absolution (as in Boniface’s “finor t’assolvo” of verse 101, but without the incriminating temporal adverb “finor”). The stumps uplifting through the murky air, By reason of our speech and memory, 27.21]). Because his words appeared inebriate. Inferno di Dante struttura [46] When Guido blames Boniface for reconsigning him to his “prime colpe” (my former sins [Inf. within the ditch and turned / to look at me. Cleft in the face from forelock unto chin; And all the others whom thou here beholdest, 27.37-38]). but recently, out of the sweet Italian And of the French a sanguinary heap, 83non vide mai sì gran fallo Nettuno, 11 sì che, con tutto che fosse di rame, S. Botticelli, Struttura dell'Inferno dantesco È il primo dei tre regni dell'Oltretomba cristiano visitato da Dante nel corso del viaggio, con la guida di Virgilio . [11] On the subject of Virgilio speaking Lombard, we recall that he is a Lombard native, as stipulated in “li parenti miei furon lombardi” (my parents were from Lombardy [Inf. 112 Francesco venne poi com’ io fu’ morto, 28.21). whose face is opened wide from chin to forelock. This one, being banished, every doubt submerged Between the isles of Cyprus and Majorca 97Questi, scacciato, il dubitar sommerse at Ceperano—each Apulian was The Colonna cardinals had refused to accept the legitimacy of the abdication, in 1294, of Boniface VIII’s predecessor, the holy Benedictine hermit, Celestine V. Consequently, they did not accept the legitimacy of Boniface VIII’s reign, and the result was the brutal papal seige of the Colonna stronghold at Palestrina. 80e mazzerati presso a la Cattolica 15 si convertïan le parole grame. 109E io li aggiunsi: «E morte di tua schiatta»; A devil is behind here, who doth cleave us Romagna is not now and never was 11che de l’anella fé sì alte spoglie, [4] Inferno 28 has a schematic and exemplary quality. By a confused sound that issued from it. Up o’er the crag above another arch, 62 a persona che mai tornasse al mondo, 27.14-15]). [14] The preamble to announcing the vision of headless Bertran de Born is devoted to the difficulty of telling a truth that everyone will believe is a lie. Comprende 34 canti. 67 Io fui uom d’arme, e poi fui cordigliero, A cask by losing centre—piece or cant In passing, we note that Inferno 28 is the only canto in the Commedia that features two uses of the adjective sozzo: verse 21 is followed by the “faccia sozza” of Mosca de’ Lamberti in verse 105. [30] Alessandro Niccoli and Giovanni Diurni make the connection between contrapasso and the culture of vendetta in the essay “Vendetta” in the Enciclopedia Dantesca (vendetta will be discussed further in the Commento on Inferno 29): Dante non si sottrae a questo modo di sentire; anzi, immerso nella realtà del suo tempo, ne percepisce con geniale intuizione i motivi più nascosti. But when I saw myself come to that part Then did he lay his hand upon the jaw Here Virgilio takes on the role of the poet, insisting on the truth of what he has just recounted, namely the pilgrim’s remarkable itinerary: “e quest’è ver così com’io ti parlo” (and this is true just as I say [Inf.

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