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Dante’s Inferno: Canto 30 Retelling — The Falsifiers (Evil Impersonators, Counterfeiters, and Liars)

Chapter 30: The Falsifiers (Evil Impersonators, Counterfeiters, and Liars) The ancient world knew what insanity was. Juno, the wife of Jupiter, was often jealous, for her husband often gave her good reason to be often jealous. His affairs with other … Continue reading

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Dante’s Inferno: Canto 3 Retelling — The Gate of Hell

Chapter 3: The Gate of Hell They arrived at a gate. Written on the ledge above the gate were these words: “I am the way to a place of sorrow. “I am the way to grief that lasts forever. “I … Continue reading

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Dante’s Inferno: Canto 2 Retelling — Dante Hesitates

Chapter 2: Dante Hesitates The night began to fall, and although most men were preparing for bed and sleep, Dante was preparing for a rough journey in which he would battle the pity that he could so easily feel for … Continue reading

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Dante’s Inferno: Canto 1 Retelling — The Dark Wood of Error

Chapter 1: The Dark Wood of Error Just before Good Friday, April 8, 1300, Dante woke up to find himself in a dark wood. How he got there he did not know because he had wandered from the correct path … Continue reading

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