Paolo Falzone

Cavalcante, Andromaca, and the “inane restoration of lost thingsµ

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Keywords: Classical Sources in Dante; Virgil’s Fortune in the Middle Ages; Inferno X (Exegesis).

The article focuses on the relationship between the figure of Cavalcante de’ Cavalcanti, in canto X of Dante’s "Inferno" (vv. 52-72), and the figure of Andromache, in the III book of the "Aeneid". The analysis highlights the formal correspondences between the two episodes and brings out the funeral tone that characterizes them.

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