International Journal of Literature and Arts

Volume 1, Issue 2, September 2013

  • From Rome to the Antipodes: The Medieval Form of the World

    Amelia Carolina Sparavigna

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 2, September 2013
    Pages: 16-25
    Received: 10 August 2013
    Published: 10 September 2013
    Abstract: 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, th... Show More