English translations of Dante's Divine Comedy
English translations of Dante Aligheri's Divine ComedyThe Divine Comedy by Dante Aligheri was translated into French and Spanish and other European languages well before it was first translated into E...
Orlando Furioso
Orlando Furioso (The Frenzy of Orlando, more literally Raging Roland; in Italian furioso is seldom capitalized) is an Italian epic poem by Ludovico Ariosto which has exerted a wide influence on later ...
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Filippo Argenti
Filippo Argenti or Filippo Argente (13th century), a famous politician and a citizen of Florence, was a member of the Cavicciuoli branch of the aristocratic family of Adimari, according to Boccaccio....
Manto (poem)
Manto is a didactic poem written in Latin in the 1480s by the Italian poet and humanist Poliziano. In it Poliziano pairs the goddesses of Revenge and Fate--Nemesis and Fortuna—to introduce the works o...
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L'infinito
"L'infinito" (English: The Infinite) is a poem written by Giacomo Leopardi probably in the autumn of 1819. The poem is a product of Leopardi's yearning to travel beyond his restrictive home town o...
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La Vita Nuova
La Vita Nuova or Vita Nova (English: The New Life) is a text by Dante Alighieri in 1295. It is an expression of the medieval genre of courtly love in a prosimetrum style, a combination of both pro...
Il Filostrato
Il Filostrato is a poem by the Italian writer Giovanni Boccaccio, and the inspiration for Geoffrey Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde and, through Chaucer, the Shakespeare play Troilus and Cressida. It i...
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Jerusalem Delivered
Jerusalem Delivered (Italian: La Gerusalemme liberata) is an epic poem by the Italian poet Torquato Tasso first published in 1581, which tells a largely mythified version of the First Crusade in w...
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Paradiso (Dante)
Paradiso (Italian for "Paradise" or "Heaven") is the third and final part of Dante's Divine Comedy, following the Inferno and the Purgatorio. It is an allegory telling of Dante's journey through Heav...
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Orlando Innamorato
Orlando Innamorato (Orlando in Love) is an epic poem written by the Italian Renaissance author Matteo Maria Boiardo. The poem is a romance concerning the heroic knight Orlando (Roland).
To materia...
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The Sovrans of the Old World
The Sovrans of the Old World (Italian original title: Li soprani der monno vecchio) is an 1831 sonnet in the Romanesco dialect of Rome, by Italian poet Giuseppe Gioachino Belli. It is part of the coll...
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Divine Comedy
The Divine Comedy (Italian: Divina Commedia) is an epic poem by Dante Alighieri, begun c. 1308 and completed 1320, a year before his death in 1321. It is widely considered the preeminent work of I...
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Petrarch's and Shakespeare's Sonnets
The sonnets of Petrarch and Shakespeare represent, in the history of this major poetic form, the two most significant developments in terms of technical consolidation —by renovating the inherited mate...
Petrarch's and Shakespeare's Sonnets - Wikipedia
Entrée d'Espagne
Entrée d'Espagne or L'Entrée d'Espagne or Entrée en Espagne (English: "Entry to Spain" or "Entering Spain") is a 14th-century (c.1320) Franco-Venetian chanson de geste. The author is thought to be fr...
Purgatorio
Purgatorio (Italian for "Purgatory") 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...
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Pia de' Tolomei (painting)
Pia de' Tolomei is an oil painting on canvas by English artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti, painted around 1868 and currently housed at the Spencer Museum of Art, on the campus of the University of Kansas ...
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La secchia rapita
La secchia rapita (The Stolen Bucket) is a mock-heroic epic poem by Alessandro Tassoni based on the real-life event of the same name, War of the Oaken Bucket (1325-1327) was first published in 1622 (s...
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La Cleopatra (poem)
La Cleopatra /lʌklɛɒpˈɑːtrʌ/ is an epic poem in 13 songs by Girolamo Graziani (1604 - 1674). The work was very successful at the time and was praised by many famous writers, including Fulvio Testi.
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Angelica and Medoro
Angelica and Medoro was a popular theme for Romantic painters, composers and writers from the 16th until the 19th century. Angelica and Medoro are two characters from the 16th-century Italian epic Or...
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Il Canzoniere
Il Canzoniere (English: Song Book), also known as the Rime Sparse (English: Scattered Rhymes), but originally titled Rerum vulgarium fragmenta (English: Fragments of common things, that is...
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A Zacinto
A Zacinto (to Zakynthos) is a pre-Romantic sonnet by Ugo Foscolo.
The sonnet is about the poet's feelings: when he wrote the poem he was in exile, so he knew that his remains would have been bur...
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Dante and his Divine Comedy in popular culture
The life and works of Dante Alighieri, especially his masterpiece, the Divine Comedy, have been a source of inspiration for many artists for seven centuries. Some notable examples are listed below.
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Il Cromuele
Il Cromuele (/ɪlkrɔːˈmwɛlæ/; The Cromwell) is a tragedy in five acts, first edition 1671, last reprint 1673. It was thought and written by Girolamo Graziani, through the sixties of the 17th century, i...
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Morgante
Morgante, sometimes also called Morgante Maggiore (i.e. the "Greater Morgante", the name give to the complete 28 canto edition published in 1483), is an Italian romantic epic by Luigi Pulci which appe...
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La Spagna
La Spagna (English: "Spain"), also called La Spagna in rima is a 14th-century Italian epic attributed to the Florentine Sostegno di Zanobi and likely composed between 1350 and 1360 The poem is in ott...
– Becchin’amor! – Che vuo’, falso tradito?
– Becchin’amor! – Che vuo’, falso tradito? is a sonnet by the Italian poet Cecco Angiolieri.
The sonnet is a parody of Italian medieval contrastos: it is a dialogue between the poet and the woman...