Dante’s PARADISE, Canto 8: BEATRICE’S BEAUTY

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BEATRICE’S BEAUTY

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She’s more beautiful

The closer she gets to God

And to Paradise

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NOTE: Dante knows that Beatrice and he have traveled to Venus from Mercury because Beatrice is more beautiful. In Dante’s medieval cosmology, the Earth is the center of the universe and Paradise is furthest away from Earth. In the journey he takes to Paradise, he travels from Earth to the Moon to Mercury to Venus to the Sun to Mars to Jupiter to Saturn to the constellation Gemini to the Primum Mobile and finally the Empyrean, aka Paradise. The illustration shows our modern view of the solar system.

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