Dante’s PARADISE, Canto 20: RIPHEUS

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RIPHEUS

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He so loved justice

That implicit faith saved him

He died a Christian

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NOTE: Ripheus is a very minor character in Virgil’s Aeneid; only a few lines are devoted to him. He died in the Trojan War, but we learn that he was most just of all the Trojans. Ripheus, over a thousand years before Christ, so believed in and loved justice that he received God’s grace. Even though he had never heard of Christ, he died a Christian. (The statue shows the famous scene of Aeneas of carrying his aged father away from Troy.)

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