From: Nancy Gish

My response to this is that you should start a thread of Dante discussion if
you want to discuss it.

That is precisely what I was trying to do when I started the thread.
I did it by providing a source which people could use as background,
if they were unfamiliar with Dante, or Dante scholarship.

Your response, esp. in its tone, was not helpful at all.
I regret having allowed you to distract me from my purpose.