Cacciaguida

Defending the 12th century since the 14th; blogging since the 21st.

Catholicism, Conservatism, the Middle Ages, Opera, and Historical and Literary Objets d'Art blogged by a suburban dad who teaches law and writes stuff.


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Who was Cacciaguida? See Dante's PARADISO, Cantos XV, XVI, & XVII.


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Tuesday, April 27, 2004
 
Conversation chez Cacciaguida: examining the Chimera, in D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths

Cacciadelia
: The middle head looks like a goat.

Cacciaguida: The others look like a lion and a snake. There, it says a "serpent".

Cacciadelia: But a lion, a goat, or a serpent would never breathe fire.

Cacciaguida: A serpent might, if it's a dragon.

Cacciadelia: But dragons aren't real.

Cacciaguida: Neither is the Chimera.

Cacciadelia: True.