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  • Dante Alighieri

    Le Rime (in English, The Rhymes) are the collection of lyric poems written by Dante Alighieri throughout his life. While the rest of Dante's works were prepared by himself for publication, these poems were written by him in letters, as parts of other works or independently, but only collected and ordered much later, by modern critics. Among these is found the famous collection of Rime Petrose, a cycle of poems dedicated to a woman nicknamed Pietra (Stone) due to her insensibility to the poet's love. As the work of a whole life, the poems are varied, and mirror the many different moments of Dante's thoughts, both poetically and philosophically. - Summary by...read more

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    The De Monarchia is one of the main works by Dante Alighieri. It is a treatise on secular and religious power, and more specifically on the relationship between secular authority (represented by the Holy Roman Emperor) and religious authority (represented by the Pope). The work is composed of three books, in which Dante condemns the theocratic conception of the power elaborated by the Roman Church and defends that both the Pope and the Emperor derive their power from God, and, that being so, God gave to each power in one certain area of life, which means they should not interfere with each other's power and one should not be considered above the other. - Summary by...read more

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    De vulgari eloquentia (On Eloquence in the vernacular) is a short essay written by Dante Alighieri in Latin. The work remains incomplete; only one and a half books are extant. It is believed to have been composed during Dante's exile, probably at some point between 1302 and 1305. The work revolves around the relationship between Latin and vernacular, and the need for a literary language, with an excourse on the poetic forms in vernacular. - Summary by...read more

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    Der große Dichter Dante Alighieri wurde vor 750 Jahren in Florenz geboren. Sprachkunst, Gelehrsamkeit und seine Liebe zur schönen Beatrice ließen ihn ein epochales Werk schaffen. Die 'Göttliche Komödie' fasziniert wie eh und je. Florenz, das seinen berühmten Sohn einst ins Exil zwang, ehrt ihn heute an nahezu jeder Straßenecke. Durch Hölle, Fegefeuer und Paradies wandert der Dichter. Er erzählt sein eigenes Schicksal, berichtet von den Qualen der Verdammten, von der Sehnsucht nach Läuterung und von der überwältigend strahlenden Schönheit des Lichtes in den höchsten Himmeln. Eines der bedeutendsten Werke der Weltliteratur trifft auf Musik aus dem 21. Jahrhundert komponiert...read more

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    Das Jahr 2015 ist anlässlich des Geburtstages des bedeutenden italienischen Dichter Dante Alighieri ein großes Jubiläumsjahr. Seit 750 Jahren wird sein Hauptwerk 'Die Göttliche Komödie' weltweit immer wieder neu übersetzt. Für Hermann Hesse war das Werk ein Jahrtausendbuch und hunderte Künstler aus allen Bereichen bis heute verneigen sich vor dieser vielleicht größten Dichtung überhaupt. Allein im Deutschen finden wir von Dantes 'Divina comedia' 54 verschiedene Übersetzungen. Und wer kennt nicht die Überschrift des Höllentores: 'Laßt, die ihr eintretet alle Hoffnung fahren'. Burkhard Wolk legt mit dieser Darbietung auch die erste Gesamteinsprechung der 'Göttlichen...read more

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    Die Commedia, in späterer Zeit auch Divina Commedia ("Göttliche Komödie") genannt, ist das Hauptwerk des italienischen Dichters Dante Alighieri. Sie gilt als bedeutendste Dichtung der italienischen Literatur und als eines der größten Werke der...read more

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    Für Voltaire genoss Dante den höchsten Ruhm, den man als Dichter überhaupt erklimmen konnte. Dieser war nämlich berühmt, ohne das man ihn großartig gelesen hätte. Dantes 'Göttliche Komödie' ist in den Schatz der Menschheit mehr oder weniger durch Hörensagen eingegangen. Immerhin haben sich zahlreiche Deutsche an eine Übersetzung gewagt, wobei Stefan George als Expressionist das größte Risiko auf sich genommen hat. Mittlerweile ist zwar der Expressionismus aus der Mode gekommen, aber auf der Sprechbühne zeitigt er immer noch eine gewaltige emotionale Wirkung. Vorausgesetzt, dass der Schauspieler genügend Mittel hat, den Text zu bewältigen. Mit Dirk Glodde, der derzeit am...read more

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    Blackstone Audio presents a new recording of this classic masterpiece, originally published in 1320, read by award-winning narrator Ralph Cosham. No words can describe the greatness of this work, a greatness both of theme and of artistry. Dante’s theme is universal; it involves the greatest concepts that man has ever attained. Only a genius could have found the loftiness of tone and the splendor and variety of images that are presented in The Divine Comedy. The story is an allegory representing the soul’s journey from spiritual depths to spiritual heights. As mankind exposes itself, by its merits or demerits, to the rewards or the punishments of justice, it experiences...read more

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    Dante Alighieri's poetic masterpiece is a moving human drama, an unforgettable visionary journey through the infinite torment of Hell, up the arduous slopes of Purgatory, and on to the glorious realm of Paradise-the sphere of universal harmony and eternal salvation. //One of the greatest works in literature, Dantes story-poem is an allegory that represents mankind as it exposes itself, by its merits or demerits, to the rewards or the punishments of justice. A single listening will reveal Dantes visual imagination and uncanny power to make the spiritual visible. This version includes the Inferno, Purgatorio and...read more

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    The Divine Comedy (Italian: Commedia, later christened "Divina" by Giovanni Boccaccio), written by Dante Alighieri between 1308 and his death in 1321, 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. - The Divine Comedy is composed of three canticas (or "cantiche") - Inferno (Hell), Purgatorio (Purgatory), and Paradiso (Paradise) - composed each of 33 cantos (or "canti"). The...read more

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    Paradiso is the third and final part of The Divine Comedy, Dante's epic poem describing man's progress from hell to salvation. In it, the author progresses through nine concentric spheres of heaven. Corresponding with medieval astronomy, the Moon, Mercury, Venus, the Sun, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn deal with the four cardinal virtues Prudence, Fortitude, Justice and Temperance. The remaining two spheres are the fixed stars and the Primum Mobile, containing the purely virtuous and the angels, followed by the Empyrean, or God itself, continuing the 9+1 theme that runs throughout the Divine Comedy. The Paradiso is more theological in nature than the Inferno and the Purgatorio, features...read more

  • Dante Alighieri

    The Divine Comedy (Italian: Divina Commedia) is a long Italian narrative poem by Dante Alighieri, begun c. 1308 and completed in 1320, a year before his death in 1321. It is widely considered to be the pre-eminent work in Italian literature and one of the greatest works of world literature. The poem's imaginative vision of the afterlife is representative of the medieval world-view as it had developed in the Western Church by the 14th century. It helped establish the Tuscan language, in which it is written, as the standardized Italian language. It is divided into three parts: Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. The narrative takes as its literal subject the state of souls after death and...read more

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    'Inferno' tells the story 'of those who have rejected spiritual values', of those who are lost and are unable to find the right way to salvation. It describes each sin and the corresponding punishment. It differentiates between Purgatory and Hell by presenting people begging for forgiveness and others willing to justify their sins. 'Inferno' represents the Christian soul who gets to see what it really is to commit a sin and what is to be expected in the afterlife. 'Inferno' is the first part of Dante Alighieri's medieval poem 'The Divine Comedy' which was written in the period 1308-1320. It depicts the nine circles of Hell and Dante's journey through them. - Dante Alighieri was an...read more

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    'Purgatorio' is the second part of Alighieri's poem 'The Divine Comedy'. The story of Dante travelling through the nine circles of Hell in 'Inferno' continues as he survives the depths of hell and climbs the mountain Purgatory. The mountain has seven terraces which represent the seven deadly sins and the seven levels of suffering which lead to spiritual growth. The story depicts love as the initial reason for the arising of sins. On top of the mountain is the Earthly Paradise. If the soul is however going to reach it, depends on the choices one makes. - Dante Alighieri was an Italian poet, philosopher, language and political theorist, born in Florence in 1265. He is one of the best known...read more

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    Dante Alighieri's journey continues in the third part of 'The Divine Comedy'. Opposite to the main subject in the previous two parts, 'Paradiso' depicts virtues and not sins as it represents the soul's ascent to God. Dante's journey goes through the nine spheres of Heaven, associated with nine different virtues such as Justice, Faith, Love. Which is the last stage of Dante's journey and what will it bring to his soul? - Dante Alighieri was an Italian poet, philosopher, language and political theorist, born in Florence in 1265. He is one of the best known poets of the Middle Ages and his masterpiece 'The Divine Comedy' is considered to be a representative of the medieval world-view. 'The...read more

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    The Divine Comedy describes Dante's 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...read more

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    The most famous of the three canticles that compose The Divine Comedy, 'Inferno' describes Dante's descent into Hell midway through his life with Virgil as a guide. As he descends through nine concentric circles of increasingly agonizing torture, Dante encounters doomed souls that include the pagan Aeneas, the liar Odysseus, the suicidal Cleopatra, and his own political enemies, damned for their deceit. Led by leering demons, Dante must ultimately journey with Virgil to the deepest level of all-for it is only by encountering Satan himself, in the heart of Hell, that he can truly understand the tragedy of sin. This version of the classic poem is the translation by Henry Wadsworth...read more

  • Dante Alighieri

    Inferno (Italian: [i??f?rno]; Italian for 'Hell') is the first part of Italian writer Dante Alighieri's 14th-century epic poem Divine Comedy. It is followed by Purgatorio and Paradiso. The Inferno tells the journey of Dante through Hell, guided by the ancient Roman poet Virgil. In the poem, Hell is depicted as nine concentric circles of torment located within the Earth; it is the 'realm ... of those who have rejected spiritual values by yielding to bestial appetites or violence, or by perverting their human intellect to fraud or malice against their fellowmen'. As an allegory, the Divine Comedy represents the journey of the soul toward God, with the Inferno describing the recognition and...read more

  • Dante Alighieri

    The Divine Comedy (La Divina Commedia) by Dante Alighieri. A 'comedy', that became a 'divine book' for ancestors, is one of the greatest works of art known to the world. It is an encyclopedia of 'moral, natural, philosophical and theological' knowledges, a tremendous synthesis of the feudal catholic ideology and the same tremendous epiphany that spread during the new culture times. A great poetic genius of the author put this comedy above the era and made it a legacy of centuries. It is divided into three parts: Inferno, Purgatory,...read more

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    Blake Ritson, David Warner, Hattie Morahan and John Hurt star in this BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of Dante's epic poem. Inferno: Thirty-five year old Dante finds himself in the middle of a dark wood, in extreme personal and spiritual crisis. Hope of rescue appears in the form of the venerable poet Virgil, now a shade himself, who offers to lead Dante on an odyssey through the afterlife, beginning in the terrifying depths of Hell. Purgatorio: Dante is led up Mount Purgatory by his guide. They encounter numerous souls who have embarked on the same difficult journey - one that will eventually lead to their spiritual salvation. Paradiso: Dante's journey comes to a glorious conclusion as...read more