Divine Comedy: allegorical didactic poem


The Divine Comedy is a poem, considered a universal masterpiece, written by Dante Alighieri in the period between 1304 and 1321.

Dante Alighieri, the Divine Comedy

Appreciated all over the world, the Divine Comedy is considered by scholars to be one of the greatest masterpieces of literature on a universal level.

Written in the vernacular Florentine language during the Middle Ages, it provides one of the most valid testimonies of this important period.

It consists of three parts called "Canticles", respectively Hell, Purgatory and Paradise, each composed of 33 songs except for Hell which contains 34.

The great poet Dante narrates in this work an imaginary journey through the 3 realms of the beyond which will lead him step by step to the final vision of the Holy Trinity.

It is an allegorical representation of the Christian underworld closely linked to the vision that began to develop in the Catholic Church from the Middle Ages.

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