Dante’s PARADISE, Canto 20: THE ROMAN EMPEROR TRAJAN

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THE ROMAN EMPEROR TRAJAN

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Trajan lived again

Accepted Christ and then he

Died as a Christian

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NOTE: According to a medieval legend, Pope Gregory the Great (died 604 CE) was so impressed by the story of Trajan and the woman whose son had been killed (On his way to fight a battle, Trajan speaks to a poor widow who wishes him to give her justice for her son who has been killed. Trajan hesitates, but he does as the poor widow wishes) that he prayed so fervently for Trajan that the emperor was taken from Limbo and brought back to life. While alive for the second time, Trajan accepted Christ, and he then died as a Christian.

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