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Dante Alighieri

(1265—1321) Italian poet

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Dante

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

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(1265–1321),

Italian poet. Not only is Dante the greatest poet to write in Italian: he also was

Dante

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The Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translation

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i. The Divine Comedy: Introduction

Dante Alighieri himself warned against the translation of poetry: ‘Nothing’, he said, ‘that is harmonized

Dante Alighieri

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World Encyclopedia

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In his early years Dante wrote many canzoni to Beatrice Portinari, who remained the inspiration for much of his

Dante Alighieri

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Letizia Panizza

The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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(1265–1321). Italian poet and political philosopher famed for his visionary poem The Divine Comedy, a daunting moral philosophical apologetic of individual freedom and ... More
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The Oxford Companion to Western Art

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(1265–1321).

Italian writer. Dante was the greatest of medieval poets and his vernacular Divine Comedy, written after

Dant

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The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

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Dante Alighieri (1265–1321)

perhaps the greatest of medieval poets, was born in Florence of an old and propertied

Dante in the Renaissance

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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The standing of Dante Alighieri (1265–1321) as Italy's national poet is a product of the Risorgimento; in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, he was Tuscany's greatest poet, a citizen ... More
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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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Dante is probably medieval Italy’s pre-eminent poet, as well as an accomplished prose writer. His masterpiece, the Comedy, has

Dante Alighieri

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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(1265–1321)

A Florentine, the greatest poet of medieval Europe, and one of the greatest of mankind. The profound

Dante Alighieri

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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(1265–1321).

Italian poet. Little is known of his early life, but as a child he met ‘Beatrice’ with

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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(1265–1321), Italian poet, whose reputation rests chiefly on The Divine Comedy (c. 1309–20), an epic poem describing his spiritual journey through Hell and Purgatory and finally ... More

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