"In my midlife, I found myself in the middle of a dark forest" by Gustave Dore (1832-1883)

"In my midlife, I found myself in the middle of a dark forest" by Gustave Dore (1832-1883)

I don't know if I've ever read any other books with so many layers as Dante's Divine Comedy! (And no, it doesn't count if you only read Inferno. The best comes later)

c1880 Dante Alighieri The Divine Comedy Gustave Dore Vision Purgatory Paradise

I don't know if I've ever read any other books with so many layers as Dante's Divine Comedy! (And no, it doesn't count if you only read Inferno. The best comes later)

Dante’s Inferno (Map) by somnium-maris on DeviantArt ... I like the style, but the descriptions aren't entirely accurate (by the artist's own admission) due to basing it only on a portion of the video game adaptation.

Dante’s Inferno (Map) by somnium-maris on DeviantArt ... I like the style, but the descriptions aren't entirely accurate (by the artist's own admission) due to basing it only on a portion of the video game adaptation.

Gates of Hell, depiction of Dante's "Inferno" at Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University.

Gates of Hell, depiction of Dante's "Inferno" at Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University.

Dante Alighier1265-1321 Ital “Divine Comedy” (Božská komedie)

Repasa la vida y obra de Dante Alighieri, el padre de la lengua italiana

Dante Alighieri

Dante Alighieri

Dante’s Inferno: a helpful diagram to eternal damnation

Dante’s Inferno: a helpful diagram to eternal damnation

This shows the different circles of Hell depicted in Dante's Inferno. The lower the level, the worse the sin is. It begins with Limbo, which includes the people that died before Christ. It ends with traders. which Dante views the worst sins.

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