The Christian / Pagan Duality
"Dante's translation is supreme homage, momentarily making of Dido a prefiguration of Beatrice, But even direct quotation is set alight by context (e.g., when St. Paul cites Euripides). Farewell is at hand. Throughout, Virgil has been referring to ..." - George Steiner
6.0.1 - The main point: Dante drew inspiration for Beatrice from conversations with Dido which he called, "La gloriosa donna della mia mente", which means "the glorious lady of my mind".
6.0.2 - Duality Statement: Constructing so much around an infatuation is remarkable to me. Meeting her could have crushed his vision? It's ironic that history remembers for of the fictional Beatrice created in Dante's mind over the actual person who died at the young age of 24 years.
6.0.3 - Sentiments: 1290 she was 24 1321 he was 56, 1300 he was 35. 1290 he was 25. 1282 she was 16 and he was 17.
184.108.40.206 - Dante was 25 when Beatrice died at 24. They first met 8 years earlier.
220.127.116.11 - Imagine life as Beatrice in the 13th century, so integral to the writings of Dante yet they never had a relationship. Imagine being so central to the theme of Dante's work and thoughts, this is the humanities best defined case of infatuation.
6.0.4 - Further reading: St. Paul cites Euripides
6.0.5 - Existential Statement of Futurity: And they say virtual worlds are bad.
6.0.6 - QUESTION: Is Dante's Beatrice our best real life example of infatuation manifested?
6.0.7 - Populous Response:
6.0.8 - MOBIUS: - An infatuation such as Dante's make believe personification of Beatrice.
6.0.9 - TAGS: infatuation, Dante, Beatrice, Dido
planksip™ - Did Dante put Beatrice a pedestal? Hell ya!! The likes of which we have never seen since. Beatrice became Dante's personification of a beautiful and pure woman. Without her consent or knowledge, I would have to add!