Talk:Purgatorio

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Meaning[edit]

Is it possible to get more meaning rather than description? As in Purgatory, Dante blames the pope for the division of the Italian people etc. Real life matters. Mallerd (talk) 13:59, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

Well, most of the Purgatorio is focussed on the 7 deadly sins, although there is some of what you describe towards the end. Guess we could do with more explanation, though. -- Radagast3 (talk) 22:49, 8 November 2009 (UTC)
I'm about to start a rewrite, with an emphasis on exactly what you ask for. -- Radagast3 (talk) 08:45, 21 February 2010 (UTC)
The issues of the papacy are almost all covered in the Inferno, and that article more than covers the controversy. That work doesn't fully cover it either; it is most fully detailed in Dante's Latin treatise De Monarchia.

To say that the whole work of the Commedia "means" that the popes carry the blame for Italian divisions is absurdly reductive, and to say so about the Purgatorio especially is ridiculous if not dishonest. Yes, Dante spleens against the Popes and prefers Kings in the Inferno and Paradiso, but only a couple of Popes show up in the Purgatorio, most of whom are condemned for non-civil sins. This is a complex and wide work of art; its concerns with the papacy is one of its many political concerns.--Artimaean (talk) 23:05, 12 October 2012 (UTC)

Cleanup[edit]

I've just completed a cleanup and expansion of Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso, making grammar, style, and layout consistent; and adding extra material, references, quotes, and some carefully-chosen images. I think we still need thematic material in the Divine Comedy article on issues (e.g. politics) that can be found throughout the poem. -- Radagast3 (talk) 01:11, 27 February 2010 (UTC)

Date please[edit]

When was it written? ~E74.60.29.141 (talk) 04:16, 15 November 2012 (UTC)

There's no way to know for sure. Boccaccio is unreliable, and there are no contemporary manuscripts of certain identity. Sometime between 1308 and 1321 the whole of the Commedia was written and most accept the theory that the Inferno was written on the earlier part of that period, with Purgatorio and Paradiso appearing together either at the very end of Dante's life.--Artimaean (talk) 15:47, 2 December 2012 (UTC)