Dante Alighieri

By Alissa Tonucci


  • Dante was married to Gemma, but wrote about his first love Beatrice.
  • Dante and Gemma had four children.
  • Dante became a pharmacist in order to help further his political career.
  • Dante was exiled from Florence.

Le Opere

Convivo: major state of development, a different form of the visionary world.

De Monarchia: relationship between secular authority and religious authority.

De Vulgari Eloquentia: a Latin essay written by Dante discussing the relationship between vernacular and the structure of the canto.

La Vita Nova: an expression of the medieval genre of courtly love.

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La Commedia

  • It was first called divine by a man who is named Giovanni Boccaccio.
  • Took place in hell, purgatory, and heaven.
  • It is an epic poem because it is told by Dante himself in the first person point of view.
  • He wrote a a,b,a rhyme pattern in his cantos.
  • Dante started his journey in hell and he eventually works his way up to heaven.
  • Dante was accompanied by the Virgil.
  • Judas, Brutus, and Cassius had personalities with Satan.
  • Famous people in hell were; Judas, Brutus, and Cassius. Famous people in heaven were several saints.
  • Inferno was published first, then purgatorio, and then lastly, paridioso.
  • It was published in 1317.