By Toynbee, Paget Jackson; Dante Alighieri
One of the main usually pointed out texts at the nice Florentine poet's lifestyles and writings, this worthy examine is the paintings of an influential Dantean pupil. Its concise, obtainable account covers ancient heritage, lines the poet's inner most and public existence, and explores the Vita Nuova, the Convivio, the Divine Comedy, and Dante's Latin works.
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And the Ghibellines in San Brancazio made their stand at the tower of the Soldanieri, where a bolt from the tower struck the Guelf standard-bearer (their standard being a crimson lily on a white field) in the face, so that he died. And on the day the Guelfs were driven out they came in arms and buried him in San Lorenzo; and when they were gone the canons of San Lorenzo removed the body, for fear the Ghibellines should dig it up and do it violence, inasmuch as this M. Rustico Marignolli was a great captain among the Guelfs.
And thus was abased the arrogance of the ungrateful and overbearing people of Florence. And this took place on Tuesday, the fourth of September, in the year of Christ 1260. And there was taken the Carroccio,14 and the Martinella, and an immense booty, of the baggage of the Florentines and their allies. 16 1 The Carroccio was a large waggon drawn by oxen which carried the standard of the Florentines, and usually accompanied them on the field. See Villani’s description given below (pp. 17-18). 2 Villani, bk.
It is also distinguished by a judicious turn of mind in dealing with most of these thorny problems (some nearly inevitable, given that uncertainty). We want to remember (as Toynbee himself demonstrates in his later volume Dante in English Literature) that, until the Romantic era, with the imposing exception of Chaucer, rarely were English poets excited to the level of imitation by Dante’s great poem, as were, to name but two, Byron and Shelley. Thus Toynbee’s enthusiasm is part of a second British “Dante moment,” this one centered in Oxford (where both he and Edward Moore taught) and involving literary critics more than poets.