The Poetry of Dante

The Poetry of Dante

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The Poetry of Dante

The Poetry of Dante

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Is there any reason why Dante's poetry should be read and judged differently from other poetry? Considering the severe traditional profile of Dante, poet, philosopher, theologian, judge, preacher of reforms and prophet, and listening to the epigrams in which he is said to be "equally great as man and as poet," "more than poet," and his "Divine Comedy" unique in literature, we would be tempted to say yes. Not only was he poet and thinker, representative of the ideas of the Middle Ages, but he was also a man of action and shared in his own way in the Italian and European crisis at the end of the thirteenth and the beginning of the fourteenth centuries. His greatest book is very complex, opus poeticum being intertwined with opus philosophicum and opus practicum . In it we find sentiment and imagery, acts of faith and religious acts, instruction, censure of the politics of Florence as well . . .

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