Dante’s PARADISE: Canto 15: CACCIAGUIDA

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CACCIAGUIDA

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Died in the Crusades

Dante’s great-great grandfather

Became a martyr

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NOTE: Cacciaguida, Dante’s great-great grandfather, fought and died in the Second Crusade. Because he was a martyr, he instantly entered Paradise. Cacciaguida is an important name. Guida means guide, and cacciameans chase or hunt. Cacciaguida is going to be Dante’s guide. Cacciaguida will tell Dante directly of his upcoming exile, and he will tell Dante about what should be his life’s work and how to accomplish it. We can say that Dante is hunting for his life’s purpose or mission; Cacciaguida will tell him what that ought to be.

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