I'm sitting here preparing for tomorrow's class with Ciardi for the poetry, Sayers for the notes and diagrams, and the Italian to pretend like I understand it.
Dis contains all the rest of Hell. It is the walls of Dis that occur where you mention.
From: Nancy Gish [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2002 6:32 PM
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Subject: Re: Thoughts on "La Figlia che Piange"
Yes, you are right about the distinction of upper and lower Hell, or before
and after Dis. But Dis is between circles V and VI. And the kinds of sins
differentiate three sections of Hell (or four if you separate VIII and IX). If
anyone wants some very useful diagrams of Hell, Dorothy Sayers's
translation isn't too great on poetry or style (at least for me) and it is not, of
course, accurate in the way of a prose version, but it has great notes and
diagrams and glossaries.