WHAT! Dore Sunday has arrived! With the end of the year in the horizon, the hiatus shall be lifted, and Dore Sunday shall be a regular feature again. And with that, I lead you to the gates of a very lovely land, visited upon by everyone’s favorite Italian, Dante Alighieri!
Dante’s Divine Comedy: Inferno, Canto III - Abandon All Hope, Ye Who Enter Here (1861)
[“Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch’intrate.”]
These words in sombre colour I beheld
Written upon the summit of a gate.
-Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy: Inferno, Canto III [Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Translation] (1308)