To own a passing during the St. XVI 107] ed una fonte patristica,” Critica letteraria 4 , pp. 211-16): ‘Non autem Natura dedit duo lumina solis / Sed Romas dedit illa duas, quae totius orbis / Lampades existunt, Romam veteremque novamque: / Hoc inter sese tantum discrimen habentes, / Quod videt hanc Phoebus splendere, sed Hesperus illam.’
Dante laments the fact that now the latest Church’s pastoral crook possess pulled with the alone the fresh imperial blade; his image, even though regarding inanimate something, makes the resulting target have a look a horrifying animate hybrid, while the does the newest mention of Matthew eight:16 otherwise eight:20: ‘by its fruit you’ll see them’ (terms and conditions spoken by the Goodness so you’re able to impugn not true educators).
Still, from inside the verse 121 Dante keeps Marco relate to just about three old men nonetheless alive within the Lombardy that happen to be a great
Dante’s geographic site will be to the fresh new northeastern field out-of Italy, not the brand new regions of presence of the emperor Frederick, but Marco’s family soil. To have Dante, Frederick was the final emperor when deciding to take their role given that emperor of all Europe certainly (find Conv. IV.iii.six, just like the Pietrobono [comm. to verse 117] means, where he is described as ‘the past emperor of Romans’). You may think uncommon one to Dante is to right here keep the kingship of Frederick II, viewed one of several heretics inside the heck (Inf. X.119). The challenge, not, is not Frederick’s personal really worth, but his rights and privileges as the emperor. These were reasons behind assertion between Frederick and Chapel throughout their rule (1212-1250).
Marco’s about three vecchi, most of the however live within the 1300, offer good Lombard counterpart in order to Cacciaguida’s forty Florentine families in the ‘good dated days’ where area which can be listed in Paradiso XVI: Currado da Palazzo, of Brescia; Gherardo weil Camino, out-of Padua; and you can Guido da Castello, off Reggio Emilia. Continue reading Gregory Nazianzus’s De- vita sua which can have stuck Dante’s focus come across Giovanni Farris’s blog post (“We ‘due soli’ [Pg