Dante was told to make Hell

Written by Robert Bruce Baird

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Inferno XX deals withrepparttar validity and legitimacy ofrepparttar 139976 acts of writing and reading. As Hollander has shown, Dante evokes his classical auctores in order to correct them, misreading their texts in such a way as to damn diviners, like Amphiaraus and Tiresias, whomrepparttar 139977 ancients considered noble practitioners ofrepparttar 139978 art, tellers of truth. By placing these diviners inrepparttar 139979 fourth bolgia, Dante establishes their falsity, and his disagreement on this score with his classical predecessors. One ofrepparttar 139980 classical predecessors so invoked is Vergil,repparttar 139981 Comedy's resident poeta, and it is as his new self that Vergil retellsrepparttar 139982 story of Manto, alteringrepparttar 139983 earlier account found inrepparttar 139984 tenth book ofrepparttar 139985 Aeneid. The Latin poem relates thatrepparttar 139986 prophetess bears a child, Ocnus, who foundsrepparttar 139987 city and gives it his mother's name: «qui muros matrisque dedit tibi, Mantua, nomen» («who gave you walls andrepparttar 139988 name of his mother, O Mantua» [Aen. X, 200]). The Comedy, onrepparttar 139989 other hand, relates that Manto, «la vergine cruda» (82), settled and died in a spot later chosen by men fromrepparttar 139990 surrounding regions as suitable for a city: «Fer la città sovra quell' ossa morte» (91). Most interesting about Vergil's speech is his closing injunction torepparttar 139991 pilgrim to disregard all other accounts of Mantova's founding; sincerepparttar 139992 only true story isrepparttar 139993 one he has just heard,repparttar 139994 pilgrim must «let no lie defraudrepparttar 139995 truth», i.e. he must reject all other accounts as false (97-99):” (1)

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them and could not be caught. I then ran up torepparttar thief and shouted, "Stop inrepparttar 139855 name of Jesus!" He dropped torepparttar 139856 ground like he had been hit by a baseball bat. He lay there and began to burn. He then called out to me and said, "I want to be born again. Will you pray for me?" I went up to him and although he was glowing with coals like a great log burning, he could talk and hear me. I said, "Do you want Jesus to save you?" He replied, "Yes." All types of people, including politicians, religious leaders and ordinary American people were gathered around watching this scene. I prayed (it was a real intense prayer in my dream..agony of soul and brought tears to my eyes...my face was wet when I woke). This isrepparttar 139857 prayer, "Lord Jesus, you seerepparttar 139858 heart cry of this precious soul. Reveal your love unto him, O Lord. You have said forgive and it shall be forgiven you. There is no sin too great for you to forgive. Too, O Lord, your love is so good and so great that even you can save atrepparttar 139859 last minute." Jesus then came and saved this thief's soul and he gave uprepparttar 139860 ghost. I looked around and there was a look of awe on everyone's faces. Someone stated, "That wasrepparttar 139861 most beautiful prayer ever prayed. It is a new prayer for America!" There was not a dry eye inrepparttar 139862 crowd...everyone was humbled and touched byrepparttar 139863 precious presence of our Lord. I then woke up, and recorded these two dreams.


Author of My Walk with the Lord, www.selahbooks.com, various other articles and poems(do a yahoo or google search on my name), preacher, retired military. Graduate of Excelsior College(BS, AS), Wright State University (AA), 26 military courses including, Adjutant general Officers Advanced and Basic Courses, Warrant Officer Senior and Advanced Course, NCO Advanced Course.

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