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. P.