The Divine Comedy by Dante AlighieriThe Divine Comedy describes Dantes descent into Hell with Virgil as a guide; his ascent of Mount Purgatory and encounter with his dead love, Beatrice; and finally, his arrival in Heaven. Examining questions of faith, desire and enlightenment, the poem is a brilliantly nuanced and moving allegory of human redemption.
Dante Alighieri was born in Florence in 1265 and belonged to a noble but impoverished family. His life was divided by political duties and poetry, the most of famous of which was inspired by his meeting with Bice Portinari, whom he called Beatrice,including La Vita Nuova and The Divine Comedy. He died in Ravenna in 1321.
Dante’s Divine Comedy in Late Medieval and Early Renaissance art
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Classics Summarized: Dante's Inferno
Dante Alighieri remains Italy's greatest poet. He was born in the city of Florence, in the region of Tuscany, Italy in the spring of He was betrothed in marriage to Gemma Donati and they were blessed with five children. He wrote La Commedia, the Divine Comedy , from to , completing the work the year before he died. The Divine Comedy is one of literature's boldest undertakings, as Dante takes us through Hell Inferno , Purgatory Purgatorio , and then reaches Heaven Paradiso , where he is permitted to partake of the Beatific Vision.