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Reflections on Paradiso

Reading the Paradiso for the third, and now fourth time, has been a fully different experience from the first journey through the spheres up to the Empyrean. The narrative seems even less structured than in the other two books, which … Continue reading

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New post for our beloved Patrons 😍😍😍 is up! https://www.patreon.com/posts/purgatory-46031164

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Istituto Michelangelo in Florence!

New contacts are forming in our former home city of Florence! We might join some conversation groups for Italian Literature here this winter 😊 https://www.michelangelo-edu.it

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Vita Nuova – Poems

After Dante wrote the famous Poem called “Ladies who have intelligence of love”/”Donne ch’avete intelletto d’amore” – which he is also referencing in the Purgatory XXIV: But, tell me, do I not see standing here him who brought forth the … Continue reading

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Dante’s Vita Nuova!

After a full year of podcasting the Divine Comedy, we’ve now started on an earlier work of Dante – the “Vita Nuova” (New Life/Young Life)! And in the very opening chapters – Dante is describing the vision that came to … Continue reading

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Confirmation of the Rule, by Ghirlandaio

This painting in the Sassetti Chapel in Santa Trinita in Florence is a very important and historical one – showing Florence and the Medici Family symbolically replacing Rome as the main City of Culture and Glory at the time! Confirmation … Continue reading

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