Dante’s PURGATORY, Canto 18: ZEAL AND DILIGENCE

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ZEAL AND DILIGENCE

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zeal and diligence

Mary, Julius Caesar

exemplars of both

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NOTE: Souls purging the sin of sloth recognize that Mary and Julius Caesar are exemplars of the virtue they need to acquire. After the Annunciation, in which an angel told Mary that she would bear Christ, Mary hurried to visit her cousin, Elizabeth, who was pregnant with John the Baptist. Mary did not delay; shehttps://www.amazon.com/Dantes-Divine-Comedy-Retelling-Prose-ebook/dp/B00923K8N0 wished to hurry to share the good news with Elizabeth.Julius Caesar warred against Pompey the Great. Eager to meet Pompey in battle, Caesar left some of his army to besiege Marseilles, and then he took as quickly as he could the rest of his soldiers to the showdown with the Spanish army of Pompey. Caesar won the Battle of Ilerda.

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