Divine comedy

The Divine Comedy

1308 - 1320

Why is it canonical?

The Divine Comedy, originally called simply the Commedia, but christened "Divine" by Boccaccio, is one of the greatest works of world literature. Unlike many works of the time, which were written in Latin, Dante wrote the Divine Comedy in Italian, and thus established a foundational point of reference for all Italian literary language. Its themes and content have had tremendous impact on countless other writers and artists throughout the centuries since its completion.


Dante Alighieri


Ravenna Italy Rome



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Divine comedy

An illumination from the Divine Comedy


Full text in English of the Divine Comedy