Dante’s PURGATORY, Canto 11: PROVENZAN SALVANI

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PROVENZAN SALVANI

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Started his climb early

Why? He begged to help a friend

Showed humility

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NOTE: Provenzan Salvani needed 10,000 gold florins to ransom a friend so that the friend would not be killed. He got the money by begging for it. If anything is a sign of humility, begging is. Therefore, he did not have to wait to start climbing the Mountain of Purgatory.

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https://davidbruceblog.wordpress.com/2017/02/13/dantes-purgatory-canto-11-retelling-first-ledge-aldobrandesco-oderisi-provenzan/

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