To a Student Who Refuses to Read More
of The Inferno After Learning None of It Is True*
by Matt Donovan
Pliny tells us Zeuxis rendered the grapes with such care
crows circled back all afternoon to peck at the work he’d done.
Interesting factoid: Pliny the Elder died on August 25, AD 79, while attempting to rescue Pomponianus (a friend of Pliny’s) and his family from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius that had just destroyed the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. (Professor Wikipedia)
Not a believer in Dante’s Inferno? Then, how about Purgatorio? We’ll be reading Dante’s Purgatorio in the Global Reading Group next Lenten season. Pre-read salon is already up and active. Free and open to all readers, writers and those searching for redemption. Click here to join.
- From Vellum by Matt Donovan, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2007.