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Heaven and Hell: Visions of the Afterlife in the Western Poetic Tradition

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I have spent several years compiling research on Dante's Inferno from Omnibus articles, Barron's Simplified Approach to Dante , The World of Dante , Danteworlds , and the footnotes in the back of my school's Oxford edition of the text. I have also done quite a bit of further topical research on individuals and ideas when I still wasn't sure that I completely understood the intricacy and complexity of Dante's Hell. I am glad to have spent so much time seeking to better understand. This pursuit has cultivated my desire to teach the text well - to be Virgil for my students as they descend into Dante's creation themselves. However, at a classical conference last year, I discovered Louis Markos' Heaven and Hell: Visions of the Afterlife in the Western Poetic Tradition . And, this text not only contains most of the information that I have previously gathered from so many separate sources, but has also offered explanations for contrapassi that I had not ye