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1. Record Number: 5559
Author(s): Mangieri, Cono A.
Title : Gentucca Dantesca e Dintorni [Gentucca, a figure in the "Purgatorio," represents Epicurean philosophy, as Ulysses and Cato represent stoicism; Dante can be described as having committed, at least in his youth, the "Epicurean" sins of gluttony, prodigality, and lust. Gentucca may have
Source: Italian Quarterly , 32., (Summer-Fall 1995):  Pages 5 - 25.
Year of Publication: 1995.

2. Record Number: 7418
Title : The Vernal Paradox: Dante's Matelda [The author identifies the "donna soletta" of Dante's "Purgatorio" with Matelda (from the same book), and examines their relationship to Proserpina, the goddess of spring. Matelda has most often been identified with Matilda, Countess of Tuscany and ally of Pope Gregory VII. However, the author argues that the more important consideration is the figure's associations with spring, the Church Militant, and natural justice. Since she is not named until later by Beatrice, her identity may not be extremely significant. However, the author believes she most likely represents Saint Mathilde, empress and wife of Heinrich I, Holy Roman emperor. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Dante Studies , 110., ( 1992):  Pages 107 - 120.
Year of Publication: 1992.

3. Record Number: 11047
Author(s): Pequigney, Joseph.
Title : Sodomy in Dante's "Inferno" and "Purgatorio" [The author analyzes the "Inferno" and "Purgatorio" to show that Dante's treatment of homosexuality was remarkably tolerant for its time, and that it may even have allowed a salvific function for homoerotic love. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Representations (Full Text via JSTOR) 36 (Autumn 1991): 22-42. Link Info
Year of Publication: 1991.