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DANTE ALIGHIERI – THE MEDIEVAL FATHER OF HUMANISM

  • THE DIVINE COMEDY +

    The Divine Comedy is Dante’s best-known and arguably one of the most famous works of literature in the history of western culture. It was written in the period 1308-1321, just before the death of the poet. Although, the plot of the poem is relatively simple – Dante (as a main character) takes on a transcendental journey through Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven – the structure of each realm and the philosophical, moral, historical, and aesthetic implications are quite complex. Divine Comedy adopts the form of the classical epic poem but the content and ideas are rather Christian. The eternal soul that ascends towards Read More
  • CONVIVIO +

    In the Convivio Dante builds the bridge between his political thought and his perception of human nature and blind will, which have to be guided by reason. The pope’s appetite for secular power was in contradiction with his role as a spiritual guide and the lack of a strong empire and worldly order and laws resulted, Dante’s speculated, in the political and social chaos of the time.In his later work, De Monarchia, Dante elaborated upon his ideas from Convivio, bringing back his arguments that the Roman Empire should not derive its political authority from the Pope. At the conclusion of Read More
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