Readings on the Purgatorio of Dante Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 Excerpt: ...signifying, " virtually, potentially," in direct opposition to "formalmente, attualmente." Tommaseo explains that the human part of the soul will return actually (tornerà in atto) when it comes to assume its aèrial body. As we have scen in note () Cesari defines in virtute as " in una viva potenza e pronta."...
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 Excerpt: ...signifying, " virtually, potentially," in direct opposition to "formalmente, attualmente." Tommaseo explains that the human part of the soul will return actually (tornerà in atto) when it comes to assume its aèrial body. As we have scen in note () Cesari defines in virtute as " in una viva potenza e pronta." § L' altre potenze: It must be noticed that there is a distinct contrast between this line and the next. Statius has just said in Memoria, intelligenza e volontade, In atto molto più che prima acute. The other (corporeal) faculties are ali of them mute (i.e., inoperative); memory, intelligence and will (being spiritual faculties) are more acute in action than before. Benvenuto says that, just as a sailor is not necessarily destroyed by the destruction or wearing out of his ship, so the soul, liberated from the body, has its own powers, and, although it may not use them mechanically, it stili retains its intellectual powers even in greater perfection than before. Statius next tells Dante that the soul, immediately after the death of the body, in obedience to divine impulse, instinctively wings its way to the bank of the preceding terzina that the soul, after death, being parted from the body, retains in its potentiality ali the faculties, both the spiritual ones imparted by God, and the corporeal ones it assumed when it became united to the body. He now explains that the soul not only brings into operation the above-named spiritual faculties, but is able to turn them to greater account than before; for, being inorganic, they can be better exercised without the impediment of the body. The soul stili retains its faculties of sight, hearing, etc, but does so like a dumb man, who cannot make use of his gift o...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150475825
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 242
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.51 (d)

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