Dante, in his poem, often mentions Greece and the Greeks, yet always referring to classical times as, during Dante’s time, there was no Hellenic nation and the lands of today’s Greece were split among several states. Especially frequent are references to the war of Troy, for example the one in which Dante recalls the situation of Greece during the conflict, when all men were at war and there were only children. That moment is lived in Canto twentieth of Hell (verses 106-111) when the two [...]
Translation of the Hell in 13-syllable blank verse by Geōrgios Kalosgouros (Corfu 1849 – Geneva 1902), Greek translator and critic. Edition published at Athens in 1970 (first edition 1905).
Translation in blank verse by Nikos Kazantzakis (Heraklion 1883 – Freiburg im Breisgau 1957), one of the most out standing poets and writers of modern Greece. Edition published at Athens in 1974 (first edition 1934).
Prose translation by Simos Spatharis and Tasos Michalakeas. Edition published at Athens in 1969. Illustrated by Gustave Doré.