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Re: Hannibal and Dantes Inferno - translations and corrections
• Posted by: Roberto   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2006, at 8:34 p.m.
• IP Address: 201-254-74-227.speedy.com.ar
• In Response to: Hannibal and Dantes Inferno - translations and... (steve)

Hi there, thank you for the kindest to post the quotes, coul someone tell me which font are you using on this site? it looks like a writing-machine.thanks
R.

> Hi, great site. Wonderful film albeit a little detracted from the book.

> On a suitably academic note as would please Hannibal, 'H' is describing in
> the score the character which should be correctly identified as being Pier
> della Vigna. As a former advisor to Emperor Frederick II, della Vigna
> eventually committed suicide when he fell into disfavour at the court.

> He was immortalised in Dantes Inferno where he was to spend eternity in
> the form of a tree. Virgil and Dante meet a group of Centaurs, creatures
> who are half man, half horse. One of them, Nessus, takes them into the
> Second Ring of the Seventh Circle of Hell, where they encounter those who
> were violent toward themselves (the Suicides). These souls must endure
> eternity in the form of trees. It is there that Dante speaks with Pier
> della Vigna.

> Regards the Italian bit that is a little indistinguishable, it is From
> Canto XIII of The Inferno, by Dante Alighieri. it concerns the forests of
> the suicides that I have mentioned above. It goes along the lines of -
> "when the fierce soul has quit the fleshy case, it tore itself from,
> Minos sends it down. To the seventh depth. it falls to this wooded place.
> no chosen spot, but where fortune flings it in - and there it sprouts like
> a grain of spelt, to shoot up as a sapling, like a wild plant and then,
> the harpies, feeding on the foliage, create pain and an outlet for the
> pain as well. We too shall come like the rest, each one to get, his cast
> off body but not for us to dwell, within again for justice must forbid
> having what one has robbed oneself of. still, here we shall drag them, and
> through the mournful wood, our bodies will be hung with every one fixed on
> the thorn bush of its wounding shade. And I. I made my own home be my
> gallows".

> At the end of the transcript, I believe that the obscured word is 'bars'.
> Ive tried slowing the track on CD, best I can make out. Once again, great
> stuff. Anyone interested in Dantes work and the references of 'H', they
> can find them made easily accessible, in an academic manner, at
> www.sparknotes.com/poetry/inferno/ the first 5 hyperlinks are free, the
> others are password and pay but these are enough to satisfy




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