Purgatorio, Canto 18
Steve Boyer is a Professor of Theology in the Templeton Honors College at Eastern University.
Questions for Reflection
- Pay particular attention to Virgil’s description of how love works in lines 19-39. Is all loving innocent? When does love become a moral issue?
- How does Virgil narrate the relationship between desire and reason in lines 57-72?
- What virtue counters the vice of sloth? In light of this virtue, is sloth something more morally and spiritually dangerous than laziness?
- Dr. Steve Boyer
- Templeton Honors College
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