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The Divine Comedy Volume 3 Paradise

By Alighieri, Dante

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Title: The Divine Comedy Volume 3 Paradise  
Author: Alighieri, Dante
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Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Literature and history, Literature & philosophy
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Excerpt: The Divine Comedy, Volume Three, Paradise [Paradiso] by Dante Aligheri, trans Charles Eliot Norton.

Table of Contents
Contents CANTO I. Proem.?Invocation.?Beatrice and Dante ascend to the Sphere of Fire.?Beatrice explains the cause of their ascent.......................................................................................................................................................... 6 CANTO II. Proem.?Ascent to the Moon.?The cause of Spots on the Moon.?Influence of the Heavens. ........ 10 CANTO III. The Heaven of the Moon.?Spirits whose vows had been broken.?Piccarda Donati.?The Empress Constance. ............................................................................................................................................................. 13 CANTO IV. Doubts of Dante, respecting the justice of Heaven and the abode of the blessed, solved by Beatrice.? Question of Dante as to the possibility of reparation for broken vows. .............................................................. 16 CANTO V. The sanctity of vows, and the seriousness with which they are to be made or changed.?Ascent to the Heaven of Mercury.?The shade of Justinian. .................................................................................................... 20 CANTO VI. Justinian tells of his own life.?The story of the Roman Eagle.?Spirits in the planet Mercury.? Romeo.................................................................................................................................................................... 23 CANTO VII. Discourse of Beatrice.?The Fall of Man.?The scheme of his Redemption. .................................. 26 CANTO VIII. Ascent to the Heaven of Venus.?Spirits of Lovers, Source of the order and the varieties in mortal things. .................................................................................................................................................................... 30 CANTO IX. The Heaven of Venus.?Conversation of Dante with Cunizza da Romano,?With Folco of Marseilles.?Rahab.?Avarice of the Papal Court. ............................................................................................. 34 CANTO X. Ascent to the Sun.?Spirits of the wise, and the learned in theology.?St. Thomas Aquinas.?He names to Dante those who surround him. ............................................................................................................ 38 CANTO XI. The Vanity of worldly desires,?St. Thomas Aquinas undertakes to solve two doubts perplexing Dante.?He narrates the life of St. Francis of Assisi. .......................................................................................... 42 CANTO XII. Second circle of the spirits of wise religious men, doctors of the Church and teachers.?St. Bonaventura narrates the life of St. Dominic, and tells the names of those who form the circle with him. ..... 46


 
 



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