The Resource Dante's search for the Golden Age, Florence Russo

Dante's search for the Golden Age, Florence Russo

Label
Dante's search for the Golden Age
Title
Dante's search for the Golden Age
Statement of responsibility
Florence Russo
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
"The myth of the Golden Age and all the elements that are associated with it play a very important role in Dante's scheme to restore justice to a fallen world. The figure of Saturn, as King of the Golden Age and as the planet of the contemplatives, symbol of castration and sterility, loss and exile, struck a responsive chord in Dante's imagination. The myth of the Golden Age provided him with a simple and yet very wide-ranging structure into which he could lay out his master plan for humanity. The very few elements of the myth, the Virgin Iustitia who reigned along with Saturn and the all-powerful avarice that drove her away, become for the poet protagonists in struggle for the salvation of his soul and of that of humanity. The Divine Comedy can be considered on the simplest level a struggle to achieve Justice in a world corrupted by Avarice. The struggle is enacted in many ways and with different characters, but the substance of the fight does not change. On one side, the forces of cupiditas are embodied by the She-Wolf, the Medusa and the Siren; on the opposite side Dante fields such messengers of Grace as the Messo celeste of Canto IX of the Inferno, the "donna santa e presta" of Purgatorio XIX, and then Matelda of the Earthly Paradise as a pre-figuration of Beatrice"--P. [4] of cover
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Cataloging source
CTB
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1966-
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Russo, Florence
Index
index present
Language note
In English; occasional phrases in Italian with English translations
LC call number
  • PQ4433
  • PQ4390
LC item number
  • .R87 2011
  • .R87 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Filibrary series
Series volume
no. 32
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  • Dante Alighieri
  • Dante Alighieri
  • Dante Alighieri
  • Goldenes Zeitalter
  • Dante Alighieri
  • Dante
  • Golden age (Mythology) in literature
  • Saturn (Roman deity) in literature
  • Characters and characteristics
  • Golden age (Mythology) in literature
  • Saturn (Roman deity) in literature
  • Goldenes Zeitalter
Label
Dante's search for the Golden Age, Florence Russo
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-248) and index
Contents
The myth of the Golden Age -- The figure of Saturn in Dante's Divine Comedy -- Dante's search for the Golden Age : avarice and justice -- Henry VII and the dream of a New Golden Age -- The Medusa as Cupiditas -- Avarice and prodigality among the suicides
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
255 p.
Isbn
9781893127357
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012379069
System control number
  • (OCoLC)777635757
  • (OCoLC)ocn777635757
Label
Dante's search for the Golden Age, Florence Russo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-248) and index
Contents
The myth of the Golden Age -- The figure of Saturn in Dante's Divine Comedy -- Dante's search for the Golden Age : avarice and justice -- Henry VII and the dream of a New Golden Age -- The Medusa as Cupiditas -- Avarice and prodigality among the suicides
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
255 p.
Isbn
9781893127357
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012379069
System control number
  • (OCoLC)777635757
  • (OCoLC)ocn777635757

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