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For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. Product Details About the Author. About the Author Dante Alighieri was born in Florence in and belonged to a noble but impoverished family.

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He was married when he was around twenty to Gemma Donati and had four children. He met Beatrice, who was to be his muse, in , and when she died in he sought distraction in philosophy and theology, and wrote La Vita Nuova.

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He worked on the Divine Comedy from until near the time of his death in Ravenna in Dorothy L. Sayers wrote novels, poetry, and translated Dante for Penguin Classics. She died in She has written books, both on Italian authors and on Dorothy L.

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Casper the Friendly Ghost, the friendliest ghost you know! Millions of kids grew up watching Musa's introduction and commentaries on each of the cantos brilliantly illuminate the text. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. Mark Musa wrote a great translation! Considered Italy's greatest poet, this scion of a Florentine family mastered in the art of lyric poetry at an early age.

And then they came together all as one, wailing aloud along the evil margin that waits for all who have no fear of God. Charon, the demon, with his coal-hot eyes, glared what he meant to do. He swept all in. He struck at any dawdler with his oar. In autumn, leaves are lifted, one by one, away until the branch looks down and sees its tatters all arrayed upon the ground. They off they went, to cross the darkened flood. In the Middle Ages, the name Virgil was thought to refer to his magical as in the virga magic wand powers.

For whatever reason, Virgil seems to be the popular way of spelling his name even today but I only use the original spelling of Vergil. I put this note here to stop anyone from correcting me on the spelling of his name which irks me to no end. I mean, come on. Filed under Classics , Italian Literature. I always wondered about the two different spellings of Vergil. Now I know, so thank you for that.

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I read The Aeneid years ago in a translation by Rolfe Humphries. Your post has convinced me that Vergil needs to be reread, especially before tackling The Divine Comedy. So I plan to pick up one of the translations you recommend. I look forward to further posts on Dante and also on Lucan, someone I have never read. Like Liked by 1 person. Oh I forgot about the Humphries translation. That one is very good as well! Lucan is so underappreciated! Thanks so much for being such a faithful reader and commenter.

I really enjoy reading your thoughts. Like Like. I remember becoming over-excited when I encountered a Vergil paragraph for translation in Wheelock. I would translate it, then attempt spruce it up with poetic devices. I did not feel appreciated by my Professor for doing so.

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It was the LaCoon sections from the Aeneid. The Laocoon piece is also a favorite of mine.

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The gulag reading sounds interesting! I love that note! And thank you for the elucidation.