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Has anyone read Dante's "Inferno"???

Discussion in 'Nevermore' started by Ryan VH, Aug 18, 2007.

  1. derek

    derek Grey Eminence

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    The statues of him all over Firenze pretty much confirm this.

    He has perverted eyes.
     
  2. Chromatose

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    For sure, it's a strange matter. History indicates that whenever he would run into her, he would quickly run the other way and swoon in the privacy of his home. Granted, she did die before being immortalized in Dante's works, but it's highly dubious that would have made any difference in their relationship; He had been following a plan of seemingly outright avoision, and they were each separately married by that time anyway.
     
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  4. Dead Winter

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    Italians have it easy:

    Dante created their language, which for the most part is the modern Italian language used today, so they don't have "old Italian" like we have old English, such as Shakespeare. When they read Henry VIII, it's translated into their modern language...they don't have to pore over it and translate from one ancient language to another. And don't say Latin, because we got tons of our language from Latin as well.
     
  5. Chromatose

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    Shakespeare is modern english, tbh
     
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    Jace_Mereel Freakame, Freakayou!

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    I've been meaning to pick up Hamlet.
     
  7. Dead Winter

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    Yes, TECHNICALLY it's modern english, but you know what I meant. Hopefully.
     
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    That reminds me, have any of you ever seen that series, "My Bare Lady", where four porn stars have to take acting classes and perform Shakespeare?

    It's both hilarious and sad.
     
  9. Chromatose

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    I didn't want such an atrocity going down in our LONE BOOK THREAD of all places. Our last best hope. All alone in the night.
     
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    I was recommended "Stand on Zanzibar". Any thoughts?
     
  11. Correction:

    Beowulf and other Anglo-Saxon literature that existed pre-1066 is OLD ENGLISH

    Chaucer would be MIDDLE ENGLISH

    Shakespeare is Modern English, albeit archaic modern english.
     
  12. Chromatose

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  13. s'ok

    I wanted to clarify for the betterment of all
     
  14. Chromatose

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    I know, just puttin' that out there.
     
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    derek Grey Eminence

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    I'm glad we have Matt, without him we'd never allow our frail and disparate intellectal conversations sink into pedantry!
     
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    [KOTNO]Narrot Eats and spits corpses...

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    hamlet = great
     
  17. <3
     
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    oooh dang! Vulgar Display of Learning :kickass:
     
  19. Ryan VH

    Ryan VH Go Forth And Die!

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    I had to read Macbeth last year and it's not so much one of Skakespear's greatests. Anyone else agree?
     
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    The Tempest is great.
     

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