Polacco

24 12, 2012

Introduction (Polish)

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Dante never refers directly to Poland in his works, but he makes an indirect reference in the seventh canto of Purgatory (vv. 87-102) when, in the flower-strewn little valley of Antipurgatory, the poet meets, amongst the souls of the careless princes, that of King Ottokar II of Bohemia.  Dante likes to make it clear that King Ottokar was a better ruler than his son, Wenceslaus II, who succeeded him on the throne of Bohemia from 1278 to 1305 and was, in his last five years, [...]