Why I like Anthony Esolen

I've been using two translations of the Inferno to prep for my class-the Robert Pinsky translation and the Anthony Esolen translation. In his notes about the text, Esolen begins each canto with a short essay or really just a brief paragraph often showcasing his humor. Last night I came across this line in his note/essay about canto 21:

"Theirs is the game of the naked and shifty against the armed and stupid..."

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