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26 03, 2013

Introduction (Mantuan)

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By virtue of being Virgil’s homeland the city of Mantua has a very particular importance in the Divine Comedy.  The great Latin poet had strong ties to his place of origin, or at least Dante thought so.  The fact is that Virgil mentions Mantua several times in the course of his journey across Hell and Purgatory.  He does so at the beginning as soon as he meets Dante in the dark wood at which time he introduces himself as a Mantuan and a son of [...]