Dante’s PURGATORY, Canto 12: ARACHNE

Pur_12_aracne.jpg

Engraver: Auguste Doré

***

ARACHNE

***

Challenged Minerva

To a contest of weaving

Much guilty of pride

***

NOTE: Arachne was a mortal woman who was so proud of her weaving ability that she challenged the goddess Minerva (Greek name: Athena) to a weaving contest. Arachne wove a cloth without fault, but Minerva tore up the cloth and turned Arachne into a spider. Arachne is another exemplum of pride that souls on the first story of the seven-story mountain learn from.

***

https://davidbruceblog.wordpress.com/2017/02/14/dantes-purgatory-canto-12-retelling-first-ledge-exempla-of-pride/

***

This entry was posted in Dante and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s