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Posts tagged “Virgil”

Thinking With Alan Jacobs

How does morality and the will affect our ability to think clearly?

Posted October 18th, 2017

The Life Dante Saves May Be Your Own

The first chapter of my next book, which is out next week

Posted April 9th, 2015

Inferno, Cantos 11-13

The logic of Hell; Dante meets a suicide

Posted September 27th, 2014

Inferno, Cantos 8 & 9

On not pitying the damned, and the power of images over reason

Posted September 24th, 2014

Inferno, Cantos 5-7

What the fate of Francesca & Paolo tell us about the deceptive qualities of love

Posted September 21st, 2014

Inferno, Cantos 2-4

How could Love have created Hell? Why are the virtuous pagans damned?

Posted September 20th, 2014

Inferno, Canto 1

Dante begins his epic journey. What does this have to do with you?

Posted September 19th, 2014

Dante, Into The Abyss

As the sun sets this evening, Holy Thursday, you might give a …

Posted April 17th, 2014

Purgatorio, Canto XXX

  A bit more about Canto XXIX, in which Dante beheld an …

Posted April 4th, 2014

Purgatorio, Canto XXVII

Dante is now at the end of the terrace of Lust, the …

Posted April 1st, 2014

The Problem Of Virgil

In the Divine Comedy, why does Virgil, who is so virtuous and …

Posted March 12th, 2014

Purgatorio, Canto VI

Roscoe and I are enjoying this warm spring day, sitting on the …

Posted March 10th, 2014

Purgatorio, Canto V

Virgil and Dante walk on. When the penitents in Purgatory see that …

Posted March 9th, 2014

‘Why Is Hell Pink?’ He Said

“Dad, will you read me another canto from Dante? I want to …

Posted January 20th, 2014

Buck Up, Pilgrim!

Virgil, bucking up Dante as he flags near the end of their …

Posted January 13th, 2014

Gravity And Purgatory

Here’s a nifty interview with German astronaut Ulrich Walter about what the …

Posted October 23rd, 2013

He Sang Of Pastures, Fields, And Kings

It was 2,032 years ago today that the Roman poet Virgil died.  His …

Posted September 21st, 2013