Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita
mi ritrovai per una selva oscura
ché la diritta via era smarrita.

Ahi quanto a dir qual era è cosa dura
esta selva selvaggia e aspra e forte
che nel pensier rinova la paura!

Tant’è amara che poco è più morte;
ma per trattar del ben ch’i’ vi trovai,
dirò de l’altre cose ch’i’ v’ho scorte.

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  1. this is very serious!
    The Dante’s Inferno Test has banished you to the Seventh Level of Hell!Here is how you matched up against all the levels:

    Level
    Score

    Purgatory (Repenting Believers)
    Very Low

    Level 1 – Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)
    Very High

    Level 2 (Lustful)
    High

    Level 3 (Gluttonous)
    Low

    Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)
    Low

    Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)
    Low

    Level 6 – The City of Dis (Heretics)
    Very High

    Level 7 (Violent)
    Very High

    Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)
    Low

    Level 9 – Cocytus (Treacherous)
    Moderate

    Take the Dante’s Divine Comedy Inferno Test

    1. Nope. I once took many hours of Esperanto and even a three week summer course at SFSU. All in a desperate attempt to save a bad marriage.
      In any case, I’m going to have to guess Italian.

  2. Dante, is that you?
    Midway in the journey of our life
    I came to myself in a dark wood,
    for the straight way was lost.
    Ah, how hard it is to tell
    the nature of that wood, savage, dense and harsh —
    the very thought of it renews my fear!
    It is so bitter death is hardly more so.
    But to set forth the good I found
    I will recount the other things I saw.
    Now now Dante, you get out of that inferno right now and wipe your shoes off before you come back into the house young man!
    Lamosandy (Lame-0-San-dee)

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