Divine Comedy

by Dante Alighieri


Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri is a poem written over several years. Ironically, Dante finished this poem chronicling the afterlife just before his own death. Through the lens of medieval thought, Dante leads the reader through the realms of Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven. Dante is guided through these levels of punishments and rewards by personifications of reason, revelation, and mysticism. The allegorical poem is peppered with the doctrines and theology of the Roman Catholic Church. This classic book is widely read and often referenced event today.

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Picture of Dante Alighieri
Picture of Dante Alighieri
Source: Wikipedia
Born: May of 1265
Died: September 14, 1321
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