Dante alighieri (1265-1321) was the leading poet of the late middle ages and early renaissance he was also a prominent thinker in the fields of literary theory , moral and social philosophy, and political thought his most famous work, the divine comedy, is a literary landmark and a synthesis of his political, religious, and. Dante alighieri was born 750 years ago this week in florence in spite of our distance from medieval theology, dante's allegorical journey through sin and salvation known as the divine comedy endures as one of the essential books of mankind how has the poem managed to survive for so long the boil.
If one test of a work's greatness is that it can speak to readers in any historical moment yet still be firmly rooted in its own time, dante's divine comedy has few (called beatrice in the comedy), the girl with whom dante fell in love when both were nine years old and to whom he remained emotionally devoted all his life, the.
The concept of love in the purgatorio a significant idea contained within dante's the divine comedy is the augustinian concept of ordered and disordered love each realm of the afterlife symbolizes the type of love the inhabitants exercised while they were living on earth for example, the inferno represents disordered.
Introduction dante alighieri's the divine comedy is a famous medieval italian epic poem depicting the realms of the afterlife dante (who was born in 1265) wrote the divine comedy somewhere between 1308 and his death in 1321, while he was in exile from his hometown of florence, italy, which had been enduring civil. Randall rosenberg, professor of theology at saint louis university, unveils the deep liturgical roots of dante's poetic re-integration of desire and love as a way of exploring the liturgy as a privilege site for the formation of human desire, i turn to the “poet of desire” and his classic work, the divine comedy.
Purgatorio is the second part of dante's divine comedy, following the inferno, and preceding the paradiso the poem was written in the early 14th century it is an allegory telling of the climb of dante up the mount of purgatory, guided by the roman poet virgil, except for the last four cantos at which point beatrice takes over. Attention to dante's dualism – in their interpretation of the poem's moral structure leaving aside of the other four capital vices in the second kind of disordered love whereby the soul does not love divine comedy of dante alighieri, ed and trans by robert m durling introduction and notes by ronald l martinez.