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Re: Hannibal and Dantes Inferno - translations and corrections
• Posted by: LEO
• Date: Wednesday, December 17, 2003, at 12:17 p.m.
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• In Response to: Hannibal and Dantes Inferno - translations and... (steve)

Just a couple of things:

The name of the cathedral is Benevento (Benevento Cathedral)

Here are the words in italian from the Dante's Inferno, Canto XIII

Come l'altre verrem per nostre spoglie,
ma non però ch'alcuna sen rivesta,
ché non è giusto aver ciò ch'om si toglie.

Qui le trascineremo, e per la mesta
selva saranno i nostri corpi appesi,
ciascuno al prun de l'ombra sua molesta».


Like others for our spoils shall we return;
But not that any one may them revest,
For 'tis not just to have what one casts off.

Here we shall drag them, and along the dismal
Forest our bodies shall suspended be,
Each to the thorn of his molested shade.

then, the last verse of the Canto XIII

Io fei gibbetto a me de le mie case


> 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
> the first 5 hyperlinks are free, the
> others are password and pay but these are enough to satisfy

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