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Caronte

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Caronte

  In the 1st century BC, the Roman poet Virgil describes Charon, manning his rust-colored skiff, in the course of Aenea's descent to the underworld (Aeneid, Book 6), after the Cumaean Sibyl has directed the hero to the golden bough that will allow him to return to the world of the living:There Chairon stands, who rules the dreary coast -A sordid god: down from his hairy chinA length of beard descends, uncombed, unclean;His eyes, like hollow furnaces on fire;A girdle, foul with grease, binds his obscene attire.

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Pape' Satan, pape' Satan, aleppe !

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Pape' Satan, pape' Satan, aleppe !

Pape' Satan, pape' Satan, aleppe ! - Pluto. is the opening line of Canto VII of Dante Alighieri's Inferno. The line, consisting of three words, is famous for the uncertainty of its meaning, and there have been many attempts to interpret it. Modern commentators on the Inferno view it as some kind of demonic invocation to SatanThe line is a shout by Pluto. Pluto (also identified with Plutus and Hades) was originally the Roman god of wealth and the underground, but in the Inferno Dante has made Pluto into a repulsive demon who guards the fourth circle, where souls are...

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The Renaissance Art

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The Renaissance Art

Renaissance art is the painting, sculpture and decorative arts of that period of European history known as the Renaissance, emerging as a distinct style in Italy in about 1400, in parallel with developments which occurred in philosophy, literature, music and science. Renaissance art, perceived as a royalty of ancient traditions, took as its foundation the art of Classical antiquity, but transformed that tradition by the absorption of recent developments in the art of Northern Europe and by application of contemporary scientific knowledge. Renaissance art, with Renaissance Humanist philosophy, spread throughout Europe, affecting both artists and their patrons with the development...

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Societa' Dante Alighieri in Miami is home now for Niccolo' Machiavelli

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Societa' Dante Alighieri in Miami is home now for Niccolo' Machiavelli

Societa' Dante Alighieri in Miami is home now for Niccolo' Machiavelli  

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Solo Exhibition at the Societa' Dante Alighieri in Coral Gables FL

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Solo Exhibition at the Societa' Dante Alighieri in Coral Gables FL

"Portraits of Historic Europeans" December, 2014 - January, 2015. Societa' Dante Alighieri. Coral Gables, FL               

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