Divine Comedy In Dante Alighiero

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Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy and the Mosaic of Otranto Dante Alighieri, or Alighiero, was an Italian poet, writer, and politician. He was born in Firenze, Italy, in a quite wealthy family. Dante’s date of birth is unknown, although, it is generally indicated around the year 1265 based on some autobiographical allusions contained in Vita Nova and the canticle of Hell. The canticle of Hell starts with the verse “In the middle of the journey of our life” and here, as in other works, following a well-known tradition, a man’s half-life is considered to be 35 years, and because Dante’s imaginary journey starts in 1300, his presumed birth dates to the year 1265. Furthermore, few verses from Paradise tell us that he was born under the sign of Gemini, a period between May 21 and June 21. Dante Alighieri’s father, Alighiero or Alighiero di Bellinicione, persued the not so glorious profession of a moneychanger. His mother was Bella degli Abati: Bella was the diminutive of Gabriella, and Abati was an important Ghibelline…show more content…
Composed according to critics between 1304 and 1321, the years of his exile in Lunigiana and Romagna, the Comedy is Dante’s most famous work, as well as one of the most important examples of medieval civilization. It is known and studied all around the world and is considered to be the greatest work of literature of all time. The poem is divided into three parts called canticles: Hell, Purgatory and Paradise, and each of them consists of thirty-three songs, except the Inferno, which contains an additional proemial song. The poet tells of an imaginary journey, or an Itinerarium Mentis in Deum, through the three realms beyond this world that will lead up to the vision of the Trinity. His imaginary and allegorical to Christian afterlife representation is a culmination of the medieval vision of the world that developed in the Catholic
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