[Milton-L] Milton solves the case of Lucifer's 3 faces
dario.rivarossa at gmail.com
Fri Apr 25 11:56:41 EDT 2014
Dante's Lucifer (Inferno, Canto 33) is notoriously a three-faced
monster. He is usually thought of as having two faces more than due,
but --- what about one face LESS? If he was a Cherub in heaven, he was
supposed (see the Book of Revelation, John Milton, William Blake,
etc.) to have four, so, because of his Fall, he literally "lost face."
Dante had a front view of Lucifer; let's have a look at him from
behind, we might find a leftover of his now missing feature.
il Tassista / the Tasso Driver
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