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7 10, 2019

Francesca’s and Ulysses’ verses read in the Georgian language

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We present two new readings, respectively of Francesca da Rimini’s and Ulysses’ verses, in the Georgian translation of the Divine Comedy by Konstantin Gamsakhurdia

12 10, 2017

Ulysses’ Message to Israelis and Palestinians

By |2018-04-12T20:57:28+02:00October 12th, 2017|The novelties of the month|0 Comments

Fatti non foste a viver come bruti, ma per seguir virtute e conoscenza - Ye were not form’d to live the life of brutes, but virtue to pursue and knowledge high - Vi ne naskiĝis por vegeti brute, sed por akiri virton, mondan scion

3 08, 2016

DANTE AND IRAN – Farideh Mahdavi Damghani reads for us her translation of the Divine Comedy in Persian

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Farideh Mahdavi Damghani is a well known Iranian lady of letters. She translated into Persian a large number of masterpieces of  the European literatures, including a celebrated translation in tercets of Dante's Divine Comedy.  Mrs Mahdavi Damghani has graciously accepted our invitation that she herself read Francesca’s verses in her translation for Dantepoliglotta.  We thank her for that. Read more about Farideh Mahdavi Damghani and listen to her voice reading Francesca in her language, click here. Read more about Dante and Iran, click here.

10 05, 2016

Dante and Spain

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The first translation of the Divine Comedy into Spanish is due to a XV century Castilian noble, Enrique de Villena, also known as Enrique de Aragón (1384-1434). It is a prose translation finished in 1428 which has been published in print only in 1974 at Salamanca and whose manuscript – preserved in Madrid in the Biblioteca Nacional de España – has been digitized and made available on line [...]

10 05, 2016

Dante and Occitania

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The Occitan language, or Langue d’Oc, is a neo-Latin language spoken in a specific area of southern Europe known as Occitania, roughly identified with southern France, but also encompassing a strip of territory in Piedmont along the frontier with France. It was the famous language used in the poetry of the trobadours of Provençal root, which emerged around the 11th century and was flourishing in medieval times. Dante greatly admired the Occitan troubadours to the extent that he actually bestowed the unique privilege on one of them of using his [...]

13 02, 2016

Friuli and the Divine Comedy

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Dante refers to the Friulian people naming them "Aquilegienses" since the town Aquileia was at his time the political, religious and cultural centre of the region. Due probably to that cultural environment, the fate of Dante’s poem in Friuli was quite prompt, so that the most ancient Friulian library, the "Guarneriana" of San Daniele, preserves one of the most ancient illuminated manuscripts of the poem. Furthermore, the Friulian language boasts several translations of the Divine Comedy, two of them complete and in terza rima. [...]

11 11, 2015

Ulysses tells his shipwreck in Sicilian vernacular

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Tano Avanzato and his wife Erminia Terranova are two Sicilian ballad-singers and founded together the popular song group Zabara in 1991.  They have to his name hundreds of concerts which they have staged in Italy and abroad. Tano Avanzato has willingly accepted to read Ulysses' verses (Hell, XXVI, 90-142) for Dantepoliglotta, in the Sicilian translation of Giovanni Girgenti.... To read more and listen to the reading of Ulysses' verses in Sicilian, see the web-page of Tano Avanzato: click here. See also the web-page of Erminia Terranova and listen to [...]