Paradiso

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Oxford University Press, USA, Dec 31, 1961 - Literary Criticism - 504 pages
An invaluable source of pleasure to those English readers who wish to read this great medieval classic with true understanding, Sinclair's three-volume prose translation of Dante's Divine Comedy provides both the original Italian text and the Sinclair translation, arranged on facing pages, and commentaries, appearing after each canto, which serve as brilliant examples of genuine literary criticism. This volume contains the complete translation of Dante's Paradiso.
 

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Contents

The appeal to Apollo the ascent from the earth the order of the universe
19
The Sphere of the Moon the spots on the Moon the influences of the heavens
33
Faithfulness marred by inconstancy Piccarda Donati the Empress Constance
49
Dantes questions the souls appearing in the spheres really in the Empyrean violence no excuse for failure of the will the intellects demand for truth
61
The sanctity of vows the Sphere of Mercury service marred by ambition
75
Justinian the flight of the Eagle Romeo
87
The divine vengeance the plan of salvation
103
The Sphere of Venus love marred by wantonness Charles Martel diversities of temperament
117
The speech of the Eagle the question of the virtuous heathen the mystery of Divine Justice the wickedness of Christian kings
271
Just rulers in the eye of the Eagle Trajan and Ripheus the salvation of pagans predestination
287
The Sphere of Saturn the contemplatives the ladder St Peter Damian monastic degeneracy
303
St Benedict the degeneracy of the Benedictines the ascent to the Starry Sphere the sight of the earth
317
The Church Triumphant Christ Mary and Gabriel their ascent
331
St Peter his examination of Dante on faith
345
St James his examination of Dante on hope St John
359
St Johns examination of Dante on love Adam Dantes questions
373

Cunizza Folco repentance transformed to praise Rahab
133
The Sphere of the Sun the wise the First Circle St Thomas Aquinas
147
The story of St Francis the decadence of the Dominicans
163
The Second Circle St Bonaventura the story of St Dominic the decadence of the Franciscans
175
Creation perfect in Adam and in Christ Solomons gift of kingly understanding warning against hasty judgements
189
The resurrection of the body the Third Circle the Sphere of Mars the courageous the cross of souls
201
Cacdaguida ancient Florence
215
Family pride the decline of great Florentine families
229
Dantes futures Can Grande Cacciaguidas charge to Dante
243
The fighting saints the Sphere of Jupiter just rulers the Eagle of souls
257
St Peters denunciation of the Church the ascent to the Crystalline Sphere Beatrice on human degeneracy
387
The Angelic circlet
403
The creation and functions of the angels the foolishness of preachers
417
The ascent to the Empyrean the river of light the Celestial Rose
431
The angels in the Rose the ascent of Beatrice St Bernard the Virgin
447
The saints in the Rose the children among the elect
463
St Bernards prayer the Beatific Vision
479
Index of Persons and Places named in The Divine Comedy
493
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Dante Alighieri (c. 1265-1321) was an Italian Florentine poet.