A very short introduction: Dante by Peter Hainsworth & David Robey, book review

Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) is a poet who is well known for his depictions of Hell, Purgatory and Paradise. But while this may be true, not many people have bothered to read all three of his epic poems which tells the tale of himself at the age of thirty five: "Midway upon the journey of our … Continue reading A very short introduction: Dante by Peter Hainsworth & David Robey, book review

Preface to Dante’s Inferno concerning Greed/Mammon

Dante enters the fourth circle of Hell: Greed. He says to Virgil (his Pagan guide: the great Latin poet of the Aeneid) that he doesn't recognise anyone here, but Virgil rebukes him by telling him to stop being so vain and look deeper. The reason he cannot recognise them is not because he doesn't know … Continue reading Preface to Dante’s Inferno concerning Greed/Mammon

#187 – In honour of Dante Alighieri

By the pleasure of flesh and lust The passing affection hinders and shackles the heart. By the bottomless gorging and base consuming The items once sustained become unsustainable. By the greed of the thankless palm The coin of ill-giving and taking meld to the flesh. By the habitual pandering and untimely lazing The body grows … Continue reading #187 – In honour of Dante Alighieri