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  DANTE - LoveToKnow Article on DANTE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Dante was born under the sign of the twins, the glorious stars pregnant with virtue, to whom he owes his genius such as it is. Astrologers considered this constellation as favorable to literature and science, and Brunetto Latini, the philosopher and diplomatist, his instructor, tells him in the Inferno (xv.
Dante retired to the castle of Moroello Malespina in the Lunigiana, where the marble ridges of the mountains of Carrara descend in precipitous slopes to the Gulf of Spezzia.
Dante was steeped in all the learning, which in its way was considerable, of his time; he had read the Summa T/ieologica of Aquinas, the Trsor of his master Brunetto, and other encyclopaedic works available in that age; he was familiar with all that was then known of the Latin classical and postclassical authors.
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 Dante Alighieri - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dante was born in 1265 and he tells us he was born under the sign of Gemini, placing his birthday in June.
Dante, bitter at the treatment he had received at the hands of his enemies, also grew disgusted with the infighting and ineffectiveness of his erstwhile allies and vowed, in his own words, to become a party of one.
Dante, poised between the mountain of Purgatorio and the city of Florence, displays the famous incipit Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita in a detail of Domenico di Michelino's painting, Florence 1465.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dante   (2415 words)

  
 Dante Alighieri - Books and Biography
The development of Dante's almost messianic sense of the imperial role is hard to trace, but it was doubtless affected by his bitterness over what he saw as the autocratic and treacherous conduct of Pope Boniface, and a growing conviction that only a strong central authority could bring order to Italy.
Dante's engagement with philosophy cannot be studied apart from his vocation as a writer -- as a poet whose theme, from first to last is the significance of his love for Beatrice, but also as an intellectual strongly committed to raising the level of public discourse.
Dante himself probably studied under Brunetto Latini (1220-94), whose encyclopedic Livres dou Tresor (1262-66), written while Brunetto was a political exile in France, provided vernacular readers with a compendium of the Liberal Arts and a digest of Aristotelian ethical and political thought [Meier; Imbach, 37-47; Davis (1984), 166-97].
www.readprint.com /author-2/Dante-Alighieri   (656 words)

  
 Dante Alighieri - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Dante Alighieri (May/June 1265 – September 13/14, 1321) was a Florentine poet.
Dante was born in 1265 and he tells us he was born under the sign of Gemini, placing it in May or June.
Dante also found time to be a soldier, and in 1289 fought in the battle of Campaldino (June 11), with Florentine knights against Arezzo, then in 1294 he was among those knights who escorted Carlo Martello d'Anjou (son of Charles of Anjou) while he was in Florence.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /dante_alighieri.htm   (2305 words)

  
 GradeSaver: ClassicNote: Biography of Dante Alighieri
Dante is one of the greatest poets in the Italian language; with the comic story-teller Boccaccio and the poet Petrarch, he forms the classic trio of Italian authors.
Dante Alighieri was born in the city-state Florence in 1265.
Dante attributed all the heavenly virtues to her soul and imagined, in his masterpiece The Divine Comedy, that she was his guardian angel who alternately berated and encouraged him on his search for salvation.
www.gradesaver.com /ClassicNotes/Authors/about_dante_alighieri.html   (624 words)

  
 Dante Alighieri
Dante's engagement with philosophy cannot be studied apart from his vocation as a writer, in which he sought to raise the level of public discourse by educating his countrymen and inspiring them to pursue happiness in the contemplative life.
Dante describes the genesis of his love of philosophy, and reflects on the ability of philosophical understanding to mediate religious truth, tracing the desire for knowledge from its origin as an inherent trait of human nature to the point at which the love of wisdom expresses itself directly as love of God.
Dante deploys the Aristotelian physics of desire to explain the relationship of the Empyrean to the lesser heavens, yet it is at the same time beyond space, a wholly spiritual realm where blessed spirits participate in the divine mind.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/dante   (8529 words)

  
 Dante Alighieri - Biography and Works
Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) is generally considered the greatest of Italian poets, and also one of the greatest poets that Western civilization has produced.
Dante was born in Florence, Italy, in 1265.
Dante died at Ravenna on 14 September 1321 and the last thirteen Cantos of the "Paradiso" were published posthumously.
www.online-literature.com /dante   (816 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Dante Alighieri
Dante thus grew up amidst the triumphs of the Florentine democracy, in which he took some share fighting in the front rank of the Guelph cavalry at the battle of Campaldino (11 June, 1289), when the Tuscan Ghibellines were defeated by the forces of the Guelph league, of which Florence was the head.
Dante's debt to the Fathers and Doctors of the Church has not yet been investigated with the fullness of research that has been devoted to elucidating his knowledge of the classical writers.
Dante's vehement denunciation of the ecclesiastical corruption of his times, and his condemnation of most of the contemporary popes (including the canonized Celestine V) to hell have led to some questioning as to the poet's attitude towards the Church.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/04628a.htm   (4415 words)

  
 Dante Alighieri. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Dante was the author of the Divine Comedy, one of the greatest of literary classics.
Dante married Gemma Donati, had three children, and was active (1295–1300) as councilman, elector, and prior of Florence.
Dante’s reputation as the outstanding figure of Italian letters rests mainly on the Divine Comedy, a long vernacular poem in 100 cantos (more than 14,000 lines) composed during his exile.
www.bartleby.com /65/da/DanteAli.html   (552 words)

  
 Dante
When Dante was asked why he still continued unhappily to love her, he answered: "Ladies, the end of my love was indeed the greeting of this lady, of whom you are perhaps thinking, and in that greeting lay my beatitude, for it was the end of all my desires.
Dante served the commune in various councils and was ambassador to San Gimignano in 1300 and then to Rome.
Dante's idea was to make the world of his poem a mirror of the world of the Christian God of his era.
www.kirjasto.sci.fi /dante.htm   (1768 words)

  
 Dante II: Volcano Explorer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Dante II is the second of two robots built by NASA and Carnegie Mellon University to investigate live volcanoes and help test robotic technology for NASA.
Dante II was still able to retrieve some data such as gas and water samples.
Dante II was successful in retrieving data from a very harsh environment such as might be the case in missions to other planets.
volcano.und.nodak.edu /vwdocs/vw_news/dante.html   (361 words)

  
 The Classic Text: Dante Alighieri
Originally titled simply Commedia, Dante's masterpiece was written at the end of his life and finished just before his death in 1321.
Dante's literal journeyis also an allegory of the progress of the individual soul toward God and the progress of political and social mankind toward peace on earth; it is a compassionate, although moral, evaluation of human nature and a mystic vision of the Absolute toward which it strives.
Dante opposed the assumptions of his day that prescribed Latin as the only appropriate language for serious writing.
www.uwm.edu /Library/special/exhibits/clastext/clspg064.htm   (368 words)

  
 Dante --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Dante Alighieri is one of the most important and influential names in all European literature, but it was only after his exile from his native Florence at age 37 (1302) that he set out to write more ambitious works.
The greatest of Italian poets, Dante Alighieri is generally considered with Shakespeare and Goethe as one of the universal masters in Western literature.
Dante (1265–1321), who wrote his soul-stirring ‘Divine Comedy' in Italian instead of Latin, was “the glimmer of the dawn” of the Renaissance.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9109641?tocId=9109641   (807 words)

  
 DANTE CHRONOLOGY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
1301 - Dante is sent to Rome as an envoy to Pope Boniface VIII, as Charles of Valois approaches Florence.
Dante is banished from the city for two years and forever excluded from public office.
Later in the same year his banishment is made perpetual, and he is condemned to be burned alive if taken in the territory of the Florentine Republic.
www.italnet.nd.edu /Dante/text/Chronology.html   (367 words)

  
 A 21st-Century Man - Why is Dante hot all of a sudden? By Adam Kirsch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
And philosophically Dante expressed the complete worldview of medieval Christianity, in which everything from falling in love to the arrangement of the stars could be understood as part of the divine plan.
Dante's poetic lucidity was something Eliot hoped to import into modernist poetry; the philosophic wholeness was something he could only long for.
Eliot's view of Dante was highly influential for generations of poets and critics, and it even created a vogue for the medieval philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas.
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 Dantes Down The Hatch - A jazz and fondue experience
Dante's Down the Hatch, a club in Buckhead in Atlanta Georgia, GA. Atl, Jazz club and resturant that servers fondue.
Since 1970, Dante's Down the Hatch has been popular with professional travel and meeting planners.  Dante's Down the Hatch is a labor of love which has enriched the lives of those who come to be transported in spirit to an earlier, more romantic time.
Private parties to 400 guests can be entertained easily on thirteen levels in a wide range of flexible rooms, cabins, decks and balconies.  Dante's is famous for hosting such diverse affairs as small to large dinners, receptions, cocktail parties, business meetings, rehearsal dinners and even ship board weddings.  We make our own hors d'oeurves.
www.dantesdownthehatch.com   (368 words)

  
 Dante's Divine Comedy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The number 3 in Dante's time was significant because it was considered holy--since the Father (God), Son (Jesus), and Holy Ghost comprise the Trinity.
Dante Pilgrim and Dante Poet shall henceforth refer to Dante as the main character in the Comedia and the author, respectively.
Mary accepts and Dante is sent on a three-day trip through Hell, and on up Mount Purgatory on the other side of the world, and finally to Heaven in the sky.
www.angelfire.com /ak/Nyquil/Dante.html   (317 words)

  
 Geometry.Net - Authors Books: Alighieri Dante
Dante's story begins when he wakes up in the Wood of Error, not sure how he got there or how he lost the true way, and the remedy for getting his life back on the right track is this both physical and symbolic journey from despair to hope.
Dante Aligheri is, along with Miguel de Cervantes, Willian Shakespeare and the Portuguese Luis de Camões, one of the most important writers of History, but we have to remember that Dante Alligheri was born some 250 years before each one of the latter.
Dante is the first and only human being that put his feet into this after life regions, and things get increasingly intense and sometimes dangerous to him.
www.988.com /authors_bk/alighieri_dante.html   (10947 words)

  
 Dante Alighieri on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Dante Alighieri Society of Jersey City to Honor NJ Supreme Court Justice Marie L. Garibaldi: All-male Italian-American fraternal organization honors a women for the first time
Dante Alighieri Society of Jersey City to Honor NJ Supreme Court Retired Justice Marie L. Garibaldi: All-male Italian-American fraternal organization honors a woman for the first time
Dante as piagnone prophet: Girolamo Benivieni's "Cantico in laude di Dante" (1506).(Dante Alighieri)(paradise, politics, and poetry)(Critical Essay)
www.encyclopedia.com /html/D/DanteA1li.asp   (381 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Books: The Divine Comedy : Inferno; Purgatorio; Paradiso (in one volume) (Everyman's Library (Cloth))   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Dante was an amazing poet and this journey through hell, purgatory and heaven is a reflection of so much about him and he times he lived in.
Yes, Dante was a poet and he wrote beautiful poetry, but in order for us English speakers to really get what his Comedy is saying we have to have a little clarity.
Dante is veiled enough, he's a poet, when you translate poetry into more poetry you run the risk of just obfuscating more.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0679433139?v=glance   (1666 words)

  
 Dante Alighieri on the Web
A new page of the site has been created: Dante's events.
Dante's Complete Work is now available also in PDF format and in LaTeX sources.
Dante Alighieri on the Web has its own Internet domain: please update your links to: http://www.greatdante.net
www.greatdante.net   (704 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Books: Dante (Penguin Lives)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Given the strictures on what can be covered in a small number of pages, other biographers of other writers often focus on an individual's life to the near exclusion of all else, or on the greater cultural context of their work, or on a discussion of the writings, ignoring the writer's world and life.
On Dante's masterpiece: "The Commedia, to which the adjective Divina was affixed two centuries afterward, is, all things considered, the greatest single poem ever written; and in one perspective, as has been said, it is autobiographical: the journey of a man to find himself and make himself after having been cruelly mistreated in his homeland.
On progression in the Paradiso: In it, "Dante ascends; he does not climb, as in the Purgatorio, but, as he is constantly remarking, is propelled upward with the speed of an arrow.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0670899097?v=glance   (2452 words)

  
 Dante's Inferno Test - Impurity, Sin, and Damnation
You have escaped damnation and made it to Purgatory, a place where the dew of repentance washes off the stain of sin and girds the spirit with humility.
Dante's Gallery of Rogues: 36 Color Reprodutions of Original Paintings Illustrating Dante's Inferno
Dante's Inferno Hell Test is based on Dante's Divine Comedy, written in the early 1300s by Dante Alighieri
www.4degreez.com /misc/dante-inferno-information.html   (1079 words)

  
 Dante - A Free Socks Implementation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Dante is a circuit-level firewall/proxy that can be used to provide convenient and secure network connectivity to a wide range of hosts while requiring only the server Dante runs on to have external network connectivity.
Once installed, Dante can in most cases be made transparent to the clients while offering detailed access control and logging facilities to the server administrator.
The Dante version provided via FTP is under a BSD/CMU-type license and comes with complete source code, for your convenience and verification.
www.inet.no /dante   (177 words)

  
 ILTweb - Scholarship
The ILTweb Digital Dante Project is a long-term effort of the Institute for Learning Technologies at Columbia University to prototype and develop an online, multimedia Dante-related academic resource combining traditional elements of scholarly research with new communication and presentation possibilities enabled by networked digital technology.
In essence, the Digital Dante Project is (or will be) a multimedia translation of The Divine Comedy.
In our view, however, the Digital Dante Project does constitute a translation because it integrates (or will integrate) multimedia, as well as hyperlinked text commentary and other materials, into the reading of the Commedia in an innovative way -- a way not previously possible in non-digital media.
www.ilt.columbia.edu /Projects/dante.html   (154 words)

  
 DANTE QTPv6 pages: Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
For up to date information about DANTE and the projects in which it is involved, please visit our new site at www.dante.net
DANTE and the IPv6 GÉANT task force are pleased to present in the next sections the roll out plan and technical design for the deployment of the pilot IPv6 service.
DANTE and the IPv6 GÉANT task force will define procedures for operating this pilot service.
archive.dante.net /nep/ipv6   (392 words)

  
 Devers Program in Dante Studies - University of Notre Dame
In celebration of the 7th centenary of Petrarch's birth (1304-2004), the Devers Program in Dante Studies is pleased to announce a lecture series and volume of essays exploring the literary relationship between Dante and Petrarch.
His visiting professorship at Notre Dame during the fall of 2004 is co-sponsored by the Devers Program in Dante Studies, the Medieval Institute and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures.
Firmly grounded in the latest advances of Dante scholarship, Understanding Dante offers an original and uniquely detailed, global analysis of Dante as poet of the Comedy that will be welcomed by those who read the poem in translation as well as by those fortunate enough to study the original Italian text.
www.dante.nd.edu   (633 words)

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