Who is Dante Alighieri

Durante 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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  • 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?
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