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Divine Comedy By Dante Alighieri
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The Divine Comedy By Dante Alighieri
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Dante Alighieri's poetic masterpiece, The Divine Comedy, is a moving human drama, an unforgettable visionary journey through the infinite torment of Hell, up the arduous slopes of Purgatory, and on... More > to the glorious realm of Paradise-the sphere of universal harmony and eternal salvation. The Divine Comedy is widely considered the central epic poem of Italian literature, the last great work of literature of the Middle Ages and the first great work of the Renaissance. A culmination of the medieval world-view of the afterlife, it establishes the Tuscan dialect in which it is written as the Italian standard, and is seen as one of the greatest works of world literature.< Less
The Divine Comedy By Dante Alighieri
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In this epic poem, Dante's alter ego, the Pilgrim, travels through Hell and Purgatory to reach Heaven. His journey is meant to impress upon readers the consequences of sin and the glories of... More > Heaven. • In the first section, commonly known as Dante's Inferno, the spirit of Roman poet Virgil leads Dante's alter ego, the "Pilgrim," through the circles of Hell, where they witness the horrible punishments that sinners have brought upon themselves. • In the second section, Purgatory, Pilgrim meets the souls of those waiting to ascend into Heaven. There, the souls of the saved make penance for their sins, of which they must be cleansed before they can go to Heaven. • In the third section, Pilgrim reaches Heaven. On the way there, he sails through space and sees the planets, which are inhabited by saints. Upon witnessing the majesty of God in his true glory, Pilgrim returns to Earth to write this very poem.< Less
The Divine Comedy By Dante Alighieri
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Throughout the Middle Ages, politics was dominated by the struggle between the two greatest powers of that age: the papacy and the Holy Roman Empire.Each claimed to be of divine origin and to be... More > indispensable to the welfare of mankind. The cause of this struggle was the papal claim that it also had authority over temporal matters, that is, the ruling of the government and other secular matters.In Dante's time, there were two major political factions, the Guelphs and the Ghibellines.Dante found a symbol who represented the two key institutions: the papacy and the empire, destined by God to save mankind.< Less
The Divine Comedy By Dante Alighieri
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The Divine Comedy is an epic poem by Dante Alighieri, written between 1308 and 1321, and it's considered one of the greatest works of world literature. It contains the Inferno, Purgatory, and... More > Paradise: the three levels which Dante must undergo on his way to meet God.< Less
The Divine Comedy By Dante Alighieri
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The Divine Comedy is an epic poem written by Dante Alighieri between 1308 and his death in 1321. It is widely considered the preeminent work of Italian literature, and is seen as one of the greatest... More > works of world literature. The poem's imaginative and allegorical vision of the afterlife is a culmination of the medieval world-view as it had developed in the Western Church. It helped establish the Tuscan dialect, in which it is written, as the standardized Italian language. It is divided into three parts: Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. On the surface, the poem describes Dante's travels through Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven; but at a deeper level, it represents allegorically the soul's journey towards God. The poem is written in the first person, and tells of Dante's journey through the three realms of the dead, lasting from the night before Good Friday to the Wednesday after Easter in the spring of 1300.< Less
The Divine Comedy By Dante Alighieri
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A collected work of Dante’s Divine Comedy where the main protagonist goes through Hell, Purgatory and Heaven describing what he sees and discovers in the three realms of the afterlife. This... More > epic poem has shaped the thinking of many writers and theologians for many years and its impact and importance is being still felt today.< Less
The Divine Comedy By DANTE ALIGHIERI
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The Divine Comedy begins in a shadowed forest on Good Friday in the year 1300. It proceeds on a journey that, in its intense recreation of the depths and the heights of human experience, has become... More > the key with which Western civilization has sought to unlock the mystery of its own identity.< Less
COMEDY , DIVINE , THE By Ivan Argüelles
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Poetry by Ivan Argüelles