The Book of the City of Ladies - Section 14, III/1-III/9 Summary & Analysis

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Section 14, III/1-III/9 Summary and Analysis

Part III, "Here begins the third part of the Book of the City of Ladies, which explains how and by whom the high turrets of the towers were finished off, and which noble ladies were chosen to dwell in the great palaces and lofty keeps," begins with "The first chapter recounts how Justice brought the Queen of Heaven to live in the City of Ladies" where Justice brings the Virgin Mary to the City of Ladies and asks her to reign as queen; Mary agrees. In "About Our Lady's sisters and Mary Magdalene," Mary Magdalene and other blessed sisters join the Virgin Mary in the City of Ladies. In "About Saint Catherine," Catherine chides Emperor Maxentius for sacrificing to the gods. His philosophers argue with her, but they are converted and martyred. After attempts to woo St...

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