Dante Alighieri

1265 - 1321

Italian poet, philosopher whose epic poem The Divine Comedy is the greatest and most influential of medieval poetry.

The Divine Comedy is a remarkable work of epic poetry that has had a profound influence on the course of world literature.

One of the greatest works of medieval literature, The Divine Comedy is a journey through hell, purgatory, and paradise; based on the poet's own experience of exile from his home, Florence.

Dante's extraordinary achievement makes the vision of a self-contained universe, founded on the philosophy of his day, completely believable.

All of Dante's work, including his many discussions, assess contemporary theology and ideology comprehensively.

Dante is perhaps the greatest Italian moral philosopher and political thinker of all time.


Evil and Sin in Dante's Inferno and Goethe's Faust: A Symbolic Comparison -- Dante and Goethe have vastly differing opinions of the nature of life, yet they agree on some important things.

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