“Poscia ch’io ebbi il mio dottore udito
nomar le donne antiche e i cavalieri,
pietà mi giunse, e fui quasi smarrito.”
— Dante Alighieri. La Divina Commedia. BUR Rizzoli, 2016.
“No sooner had I heard my teacher name
the ancient ladies and the knights, than pity
seized me, and I was like a man astray.”
— Dante Alighieri. The Divine Comedy. Translator Allen Mandelbaum.
“The presence of theses famous tragic lovers in Hell forces him (Dante) to realize that in God’s eyes they were guilty of serious sin, and to reassess his own moral position regarding love and love stories.” — Notes by Peter Armour
Cabanel, Alexandre. The death of Francesca da Rimini and Paolo Malatesta. 1870.
Previati, Gaetano. Paolo e Francesca. 1887.