Dantesque “Magnanimity”: A reading of Inferno I-IV

Alfredo Cottignoli

Abstract


Intertextual reading of the cantos I-IV of Dante’s Inferno, made in the light of the Aristotelian concepts of magnanimity and pusillanimity, and that the poet and person of Dante cleverly declines and dramatizes, finally leading up to his self-exaltation as a magnanimous among the magnanimous.

Keywords


magnanimity; pusillanimity; honor; fame; poetry



DOI: 10.6092/issn.1973-9494/6178

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