INFERNO: Canto 4 - The Virtuous Pagans

November 18, 2016

THE VIRTUOUS PAGANS

 The pilgrim walks through the first circle of the Inferno; Limbo. Virgil explains why everyone is sighing and introduces the pilgrim to his poet friends.

Then the duo enter a palace made of light. We'll learn who some of Dante's favorite heroes and thinkers are and learn why the poet thinks they belong in Hell.

 

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Further Reading:

Homer & the Origins of Literature 

Lecture - The Problem With Paganism: Dante and Boccacio

Dante & Islam

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