> Dear all:
> Medieval Welsh religious texts like to emphasise the iciness (?icyness
> ?extreme cold) of Hell, which they also called a marsh.
> So too Dante, of course; but did these medieval images of Hell derive in
> part from classical descriptions of the underworld, and if so, who first
> appropriated them
> Hwyl i bawb,
Dear Paul: In his documented essay "From Mozarabic to Romanesque in
Silos" The Art Bulletin XXI (1939), pp. 312-74 (reprinted in _Romanesque
Art_ New York, Braziller, 1977) the late Meyer Schapiro gives (n. 66) some
references to a cold & hot "inferus".