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The Bible, Dante, medieval arts

Imago Christi From the Creation to the Uncreated, from Divine Animals to the Vision of Absolute Light

Earthly signs of the Divine: monsters and divine animals from the Byzantine and Palermitan mosaics to Romanesque and Gothic stained glass windows and bas-reliefs, from Dante to the Revelation. The teriological symbolism sub specie divina

Riddles and Vertigo in the Word of God

A series of four round table meetings, or dialogues involving several participants

  1. The Origin of Evil and the Figure of the Evil One
    The moderator was Professor Rino Caputo, and the speakers were B. Carucci-Viterbi, S. Houshmand-Zadeh, P. Renczes and myself
    Male in Dante e Petrarca-Invidia in Ovidio e Gregorio di Nissa-Temi-Citazioni.pdf
    Evil in Dante and Petrarch. Envy in Ovid and Gregory of Nyssa
    Contents and Anthology of Sources
    1. Dante and consistency with the nominal and iconographic tradition
    2. Petrarch: internal and external enemy
    3. Dante: the seduction of false goods, the 'Old Adversary and the bad example of the mighty
    4. The grim disease of Envy: Aglaulus in Metamorphoses, Cain in Genesis, Lucifer in Gregory

  2. With R. Caputo, B. Carucci-Viterbi, A. Mokrani, P. Ricca; moderated by myself
    With R. Caputo, B. Carucci-Viterbi, A. Mokrani, P. Ricca; moderated by myself

  3. Exegesis and Hermeneutics of the Song of Songs
    With B. Carucci-Viterbi and P. Ricca

  4. Chapter Eight of the Epistle to the Romans
    With R. Penna and P. Ricca

Monsters in Stone and Words

A study of beastly and monstrous symbolism in Dantes Comedy, in medieval literature and plastic art.

The snake and the metamorphoses of the Devil. The fall of Lucifer and the darkness. The seducer. Deliverance from evil and darkness
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