The Divine Comedy (1321)
by Dante Alighieri

The Divine Comedy

Medium: epic poem

Publication date: 1321

Publisher: N.A.
Written by: Dante Alighieri

2 characters in this story:

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and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
Beatrice Beatrice supporting character real/historical person
CBR Scale: U Catholic
[Dante's ideal woman; incarnation of beatific love] Milano Film 10
Brutus Brutus villain real/historical person
CBR Scale: S Greco-Roman classical religion
[betrayed Caesar] Marvel 93

This epic poem is also known as: Divina Commedia.

Epic poem. The work was originally simply titled Comedia and was later christened Divina by Giovanni Boccaccio.

This work was originally written out by hand. The first printed edition was published in Foligno, Italy, by Johann Numeister and Evangelista Angelini da Trevi on 11 April 1472.

Dante's Divine Comedy is divided into three parts:
- Inferno
- Purgatorio
- Paradiso

Perhaps the most famous of these is "Inferno," which is often referred to as "Dante's Inferno."