Who is Dante AlighieriDurante di Alighiero degli Alighieri (Italian: [duˈrante deʎʎ aliˈɡjɛːri]; Latin: Dantes), commonly known by his name of art Dante Alighieri or simply as Dante (Italian: [ˈdante]; English: /ˈdɑːnteɪ/, UK also /ˈdænti, -teɪ/; c. 1265 – 1321), was an Italian poet during the Late Middle Ages. His Divine Comedy, originally called Comedìa (modern Italian: Commedia) and later christened Divina by Giovanni Boccaccio, is widely considered the most important poem of the Middle Ages and the greatest literary work in the Italian language.
In the late Middle Ages, most poetry was written in Latin, making it accessible only to the most educated readers. In De vulgari eloquentia (On Eloquence in the Vernacular), however, Dante defended the use of the...
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Dante Alighieri Poems
- The Divine Comedy By Dante: The Vision Of Paradise: Canto Ix
After solution of my doubt, thy Charles,
O fair Clemenza, of the treachery spake
That must befall his seed: but, "Tell it not,"
Said he, "and let the destin'd years come round." ...
- The Divine Comedy By Dante: The Vision Of Purgatory: Canto Ii
Now had the sun to that horizon reach'd,
That covers, with the most exalted point
Of its meridian circle, Salem's walls,
And night, that opposite to him her orb ...
- The Divine Comedy By Dante: The Vision Of Paradise: Canto Xvi
O slight respect of man's nobility!
I never shall account it marvelous,
That our infirm affection here below
Thou mov'st to boasting, when I could not choose, ...
- The Divine Comedy By Dante: The Vision Of Hell, Or The Inferno: Canto Xxiii
In silence and in solitude we went,
One first, the other following his steps,
As minor friars journeying on their road.
- The Divine Comedy By Dante: The Vision Of Paradise: Canto Xvii
Such as the youth, who came to Clymene
To certify himself of that reproach,
Which had been fasten'd on him, (he whose end
Still makes the fathers chary to their sons), ...
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Dante Alighieri Quotes
- The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.
- A great flame follows a little spark.
- If the present world go astray, the cause is in you, in you it is to be sought.
- A fair request should be followed by the deed in silence.
- Through me you pass into the city of woeThrough me you pass into eternal painThrough me among the people lost for aye.Justice the founder of my fabric movedTo rear me was the task of power divine,Supremest wisdom, and primeval love.Before me things create were none, save thingsEternal, and eternal I shall endure.All hope abandon, ye who enter here.
Comments about Dante Alighieri
- Coriandolo88: “come, follow me, and leave the world to its babblings” - dante alighieri, purgatorio, “divine comedy”
- Soojindeluxe: book written by dante alighieri (pretty good)
- Kerstee2002: just saw this on amazon: the divine comedy by ciardi, john for $1.99
- Tiagope12128896: “the devil is not as black as he is painted.” ― dante alighieri, the divine comedy
- Witchbail: sometimes i just wanna get zooty 'n talk about over the garden wall being a retelling of dante alighieri's inferno uno?