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  1. Ammunition! Feraco Myth to Science Fiction 17 November 2009

  2. Third Circle • Dante Awakens (1-2) • Knew Paolo and Francesca • Affected by Sympathy • Values Love • Lust and Gluttony • Temptation / Instincts / Control • Appetites for Positive Things • Biblical Encounters

  3. Third Circle • Third Circle: Gluttony (7-12) • Garbage Dump / Slush / Cerberus • Freeze Your Heart • Waste Production • Insubstantial Souls (34-36) • Can’t Escape Appetite • Lessons: Over-consumption doesn’t pay; don’t trade people for pleasures; never be forgotten, never lose home

  4. Third Circle • Cerberus (15-18, 22-33) • Three Heads (At Least Two Canine) • Animal With Human Characteristics • Consumption Makes You Thoughtless • Represents Insatiability (Shades of She-Wolf)

  5. Third Circle • Ciacco (38-54) • Friendly but Flawed • You Should Know Florentines • Consumed by His Sin • Don’t Forget Me (85-87) • Prophecy: Dante’s Past (61-72) • Judgment: No Time, No Future (103-110) • Nothing Interrupts Suffering

  6. Fourth Circle • Fourth Circle: Avarice and Prodigality (Hoarding and Wasting) • Pushing Dead Weight • Different Sin, Same Spectrum • Mortgaged Connection to Humanity • Dante: Accused of Graft • Lesson: Stand up to corruption; concentrate on the good and permanent; powerful forces work in mysterious ways

  7. Fourth Circle • Plutus: Power + Wealth (“The Great Enemy) • Human with Animal Characteristics • Good (with Courage) Overcomes Evil • Fortune is the Distributor • Unknowable to Man • Boethius: Ignore Her! • Malign vs. Benign

  8. Fifth Circle • Fifth Circle: Wrath and Sullenness • Different Spectrum, Different Punishment • Never-Ending Battle: Florence! • Dirty Water Overhead • The Gargled Hymn • Lessons: Celebrate the gifts you’re given; anger leaves you broken and lonely in the end; what’s worth fighting for?

  9. Fifth Circle • Styx as Swamp • Whole Fifth Circle • Border Between Dis / Upper Hell • Phlegyas: Wrathful in Circle 5 • Disrespect the Gods • Inflexible Codes • Filippo Argenti: Renounce Sin • Rebellious Angels: Fall from Grace, Changing Face • Stuck At the Gate

  10. Sixth Circle • Dis: Wall Around the Bowl • Lower Hell: Circles 6, 7, 8, 9 • Lessons: Love makes us go; live for more than what’s in front of you; take a stand when the world is wrong • Medusa: Snakes and Stone • Perseus and the Shield

  11. Sixth Circle • Furies Through the Gate • Torn and Bloody • Beast and Human, Pick Your Sin • Avengers • Thoughts, Deeds, Words • Heavenly Messenger • Cross the Water, Wave a Wand • Epic Fail Part II

  12. Sixth Circle • Heresy in Circle 6 • Stone and Fire • To Deny Immortality • Living Death • Epicurus and Heretical Pleasure • Peace, Passion, Painless Living • Live Well: One Shot • Theseus and Hercules • Mortals in the Underworld

  13. Sixth Circle • Erichtho • Sorceress, Souls, and Yo-Yos • Virgil is Magic • Farinata degli Uberti • Great Ghibelline • Don’t Burn the City (or Me) • “Good Blood”: Respect Honor • Cavalcante dei Cavalcanti • Awkward Confusion • Family and Politics

  14. Sixth Circle • Guido Cavalcanti • Love is Dark (Heresy!) • Dante’s First Friend • Banished and Dead • Frederick II • Holy Roman Emperor • Uber-Court and Sicilian School • Dante Elevates Italian

  15. Sixth Circle • Stopped at the Edge • Steel Yourself for Ugliness • Rockslide of Death • Anastasius and Photinus • Heretical Teachings • That’s All!