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Inferno

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ISBN-10: 0872209172

ISBN-13: 9780872209176

Edition: 2009

Authors: Dante Alighieri, Steven Botterill, Anthony Oldcorn, Stanley Lombardo, Stanley Lombardo

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This edition offers a bilingual text and features a new translation of the best known canticle of The Divine Comedy by the accomplished translator of Virgil's Aeneid and Homer's Iliad and Odyssey.
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Book details

List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.496

Born Dante Alighieri in the spring of 1265 in Florence, Italy, he was known familiarly as Dante. His family was noble, but not wealthy, and Dante received the education accorded to gentlemen, studying poetry, philosophy, and theology. His first major work was Il Vita Nuova, The New Life. This brief collection of 31 poems, held together by a narrative sequence, celebrates the virtue and honor of Beatrice, Dante's ideal of beauty and purity. Beatrice was modeled after Bice di Folco Portinari, a beautiful woman Dante had met when he was nine years old and had worshipped from afar in spite of his own arranged marriage to Gemma Donati. Il Vita Nuova has a secure place in literary history: its…    

Steven Botterill is Associate Professor of Italian Studies, University of California, Berkeley.

Stanley Lombardo is Professor of Classics, University of Kansas.