“lasciate ogni speranza, voi ch’entrate.”

“abandon every hope, who enter here.”

“I said: In the noontide of my days
I must depart;
I am consigned to the gates of Sheol
for the rest of my years.”

Michelangelo. The Last Judgment. Sistine Chapel, Vatican City. 1541. Fresco. Charon.

Dante Alighieri. La Divina Commedia. BUR Rizzoli, 2016.
Dante Alighieri. The Divine Comedy. Translator Allen Mandelbaum.
Isaiah 38:10 (NRSV)
Michelangelo. “Charon.” The Last Judgment. Sistine Chapel, Vatican City. 1541.

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