“Before me things create were none, save things eternal, and eternal I endure. All hope abandon, ye who enter here.” Those are the words welcoming Dante’s entrance in Hell. As dreadful as they may seem, though, we look at them in a positive light. It’s true, they represent the beginning of a tiresome path. But at the end of this very path the poet will find a priceless treasure: a better knowledge of the universe and of himself.