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1 Ammunition!Feraco Myth to Science Fiction 17 November 2009

2 Third Circle Dante Awakens (1-2)Dante Awakens (1-2) –Knew Paolo and Francesca –Affected by Sympathy –Values Love Lust and GluttonyLust and Gluttony –Temptation / Instincts / Control –Appetites for Positive Things –Biblical Encounters

3 Third Circle Third Circle: Gluttony (7-12)Third Circle: Gluttony (7-12) –Garbage Dump / Slush / Cerberus –Freeze Your Heart –Waste Production –Insubstantial Souls (34-36) –Can’t Escape Appetite Lessons: Over-consumption doesn’t pay; don’t trade people for pleasures; never be forgotten, never lose homeLessons: Over-consumption doesn’t pay; don’t trade people for pleasures; never be forgotten, never lose home

4 Third Circle Cerberus (15-18, 22-33)Cerberus (15-18, 22-33) –Three Heads (At Least Two Canine) –Animal With Human Characteristics –Consumption Makes You Thoughtless –Represents Insatiability (Shades of She-Wolf)

5 Third Circle Ciacco (38-54)Ciacco (38-54) –Friendly but Flawed –You Should Know Florentines –Consumed by His Sin –Don’t Forget Me (85-87) –Prophecy: Dante’s Past (61-72) Judgment: No Time, No Future ( )Judgment: No Time, No Future ( ) –Nothing Interrupts Suffering

6 Fourth Circle Fourth Circle: Avarice and Prodigality (Hoarding and Wasting)Fourth Circle: Avarice and Prodigality (Hoarding and Wasting) –Pushing Dead Weight –Different Sin, Same Spectrum –Mortgaged Connection to Humanity –Dante: Accused of Graft Lesson: Stand up to corruption; concentrate on the good and permanent; powerful forces work in mysterious waysLesson: Stand up to corruption; concentrate on the good and permanent; powerful forces work in mysterious ways

7 Fourth Circle Plutus: Power + Wealth (“The Great Enemy)Plutus: Power + Wealth (“The Great Enemy) –Human with Animal Characteristics –Good (with Courage) Overcomes Evil Fortune is the DistributorFortune is the Distributor –Unknowable to Man –Boethius: Ignore Her! –Malign vs. Benign

8 Fifth Circle Fifth Circle: Wrath and SullennessFifth Circle: Wrath and Sullenness –Different Spectrum, Different Punishment –Never-Ending Battle: Florence! –Dirty Water Overhead –The Gargled Hymn Lessons: Celebrate the gifts you’re given; anger leaves you broken and lonely in the end; what’s worth fighting for?Lessons: Celebrate the gifts you’re given; anger leaves you broken and lonely in the end; what’s worth fighting for?

9 Fifth Circle Styx as SwampStyx as Swamp –Whole Fifth Circle –Border Between Dis / Upper Hell Phlegyas: Wrathful in Circle 5Phlegyas: Wrathful in Circle 5 –Disrespect the Gods –Inflexible Codes Filippo Argenti: Renounce SinFilippo Argenti: Renounce Sin Rebellious Angels: Fall from Grace, Changing FaceRebellious Angels: Fall from Grace, Changing Face Stuck At the GateStuck At the Gate

10 Sixth Circle Dis: Wall Around the BowlDis: Wall Around the Bowl Lower Hell: Circles 6, 7, 8, 9Lower Hell: Circles 6, 7, 8, 9 Lessons: Love makes us go; live for more than what’s in front of you; take a stand when the world is wrongLessons: Love makes us go; live for more than what’s in front of you; take a stand when the world is wrong Medusa: Snakes and StoneMedusa: Snakes and Stone –Perseus and the Shield

11 Sixth Circle Furies Through the GateFuries Through the Gate –Torn and Bloody –Beast and Human, Pick Your Sin –Avengers –Thoughts, Deeds, Words Heavenly MessengerHeavenly Messenger –Cross the Water, Wave a Wand –Epic Fail Part II

12 Sixth Circle Heresy in Circle 6Heresy in Circle 6 –Stone and Fire –To Deny Immortality –Living Death Epicurus and Heretical PleasureEpicurus and Heretical Pleasure –Peace, Passion, Painless Living –Live Well: One Shot Theseus and HerculesTheseus and Hercules –Mortals in the Underworld

13 Sixth Circle ErichthoErichtho –Sorceress, Souls, and Yo-Yos –Virgil is Magic Farinata degli UbertiFarinata degli Uberti –Great Ghibelline –Don’t Burn the City (or Me) –“Good Blood”: Respect Honor Cavalcante dei CavalcantiCavalcante dei Cavalcanti –Awkward Confusion –Family and Politics

14 Sixth Circle Guido CavalcantiGuido Cavalcanti –Love is Dark (Heresy!) –Dante’s First Friend –Banished and Dead Frederick IIFrederick II –Holy Roman Emperor –Uber-Court and Sicilian School –Dante Elevates Italian

15 Sixth Circle Stopped at the EdgeStopped at the Edge –Steel Yourself for Ugliness Rockslide of DeathRockslide of Death Anastasius and PhotinusAnastasius and Photinus –Heretical Teachings That’s All!That’s All!


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