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In Greek mythology, the Elysian Fields in Elysium were the final resting place of the souls of the heroic and the virtuous. Dante Alighieri based Canto IV of The Divine Comedy (The first circle of Hell; the Virtuous Heathen; Limbo) on the mythological Elysian Fields.

Dante explains in Canto IV of The Divine Comedy that his Limbo is a place of light enclosed in darkness. Souls in Dante's Limbo sense the greatness of human reason, and they have often mastered intellectual pursuits, but their looks are neither sad nor joyful because they sense the greatness of human reason and genius and its insufficiency for the problems of destiny and requirements of the soul. In a sense they are stagnant at the cusp of hell; Dante places the most virtuous pagan, Cato, in Purgatory rather than Limbo, the top tier of hell; Cato is the first significant figure one meets in Dante's Purgatory, the place where one is purged of his sins before being received by Heaven.

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  • 아마르고 2010/09/19 05:28 # 답글

    오 노래 좋네요. 단테 림보 이야기도 무게 있어 보이고 ㅋ
  • 단편선 2010/09/19 11:11 #

    무게라기 보다는. 그럴싸? ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
  • 아마르고 2010/09/20 04:14 #

    오 맞아요. 그럴싸 ㅋㅋㅋ
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