The Banquet (Il Convito)

The Banquet (Il Convito)

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by Dante Alighieri
     
 

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"[...]virtuous works, or of dignities that have been worthily acquired.
And in truth, returning to the main argument, I say, as before, that it is permitted to a man for requisite reasons to speak of himself. And amongst the several requisite reasons two are most evident: the one is when a man cannot avoid great danger and infamy, unless he discourse of…  See more details below

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"[...]virtuous works, or of dignities that have been worthily acquired.
And in truth, returning to the main argument, I say, as before, that it is permitted to a man for requisite reasons to speak of himself. And amongst the several requisite reasons two are most evident: the one is when a man cannot avoid great danger and infamy, unless he discourse of himself; and then it is conceded for the reason, that to take the less objectionable of the only two paths, is to take as it were a good one. And this necessity moved Boethius to speak of himself, in order that under pretext of Consolation he might excuse the perpetual shame of his imprisonment,[...]".

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ISBN-13:
9781414236674
Publisher:
IndyPublish.com
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.43(d)

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Geboren zwischen dem 18.5. und 17.6.1265 in Florenz, gestorben am 14.09.1321 in Ravenna. Er wurde 1295 in den "Rat der Hundert" der kaisertreuen Ghibellinen von Florenz gewählt. Die papsttreuen Guelfen verurteilten ihn 1302 zum Tod auf dem Scheiterhaufen. Er lebte fortan in Verona und Lucca, vermutlich auch in Paris. In Ravenna starb er dann an der Malaria.

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