Daily Archives: March 4, 2018

Dante’s PURGATORY, Canto 9: SEVEN P’S

Engraver: Auguste Doré *** SEVEN P’S *** Dante must heal wounds Peccatum: Latin for “sin” Seven deadly sins *** NOTE: An angel allows Dante to pass through St. Peter’s Gate into Purgatory Proper, but first the angel carves seven P’s … Continue reading

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NOTES on Epicurus (341-270 B.C.E.): “Letter to Menoeceus”

Portrait of Epicurus. Pentelic marble, Roman copy (1st century CE) of a Greek original of the 3rd century BC. [Public domain, via Wiki Commons]. Some philosophy is practical. One philosopher concerned with a practical way of living is the ancient … Continue reading

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