5 12, 2012

Introduction (Greek)

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Dante, in his poem, often mentions Greece and the Greeks, yet always referring to classical times as, during Dante’s time, there was no Hellenic nation and the lands of today’s Greece were split among several states.  Especially frequent are references to the war of Troy, for example the one in which Dante recalls the situation of Greece during the conflict, when all men were at war and there were only children. That moment is lived in Canto twentieth of Hell (verses 106-111) when the two [...]