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Italian Audio Request

59 Words / 2 Recordings / 2 Comments

I am the way to the doleful city
I am the way to eternal grief
I am the way to a forsaken race
Justice it was that moved my great creator
Divine omnipotence created me
Highest wisdom joined with primal love
Before me nothing but eternal things
and I shall last eternally
Abandon every hope all ye who enter


  • Excerpt from Dante's Inferno ( recorded by Roclam ), standard, Northern Italy

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Feb. 12, 2012

This is a one of my favorite excerpts of all time so much in fact I can recite this quote from Dante's Inferno by heart. I figured since the original manuscript was in Italian I would try out this program by finding out what the words on the Gate to Inferno according to Dante sounded like in its native tongue.

April 15, 2013

"Per per si va ne la città dolente,
per me si va ne l'etterno dolore,
per me si va tra la perduta gente.

Giustizia mosse il mio alto fattore;
fecemi la divina podestate,
la somma sapïenza e 'l primo amore.

Dinanzi a me non fuor cose create
se non etterne, e io etterno duro.
Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate".


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