From Rome to the Antipodes: The Medieval Form of the World
International Journal of Literature and Arts, 2013, 1(2), 16-25
10 Pages Posted: 3 Apr 2016
Date Written: September 10, 2013
Here we discuss how some medieval scholars in the Western Europe viewed the form of the world and the problem of the Antipodes, starting from the Natural History written by Pliny the Elder and ending in the Hell of the Divina Commedia, written by Dante Alighieri. From the center of the Earth, Dante and Virgil ascend to the Antipodes: eventually, their existence was accepted. Among the others, we will discuss the works of Bede, Gerbert of Aurillac who became Pope Silvester II, and Robert Grosseteste.
Keywords: Latin Literature, Medieval Science, Dante Alighieri, History of Science
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