“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.”
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.