Dante could only have had a very superficial idea about distant Russia which in his time was under the dominion of Genghis Khan’s mongols, or rather by his successors since the great monarch had died about forty years before Dante’s birth. But Dante must have been able to have had a less imprecise knowledge of at least the region of the Crimea and the river Don, known originally as Tanai, since the maritime republics, especially Venice and Genoa, had close commercial contacts with that region. [...]
Translation in Latin heksameters of selected parts of the Divine Comedy by Giovanni Ambrosi, latinist and professor in the Liceo for classical studies of Perugia. Edition published at Foligno in 1965, illustrated with the Italian anonymous xylographies of the XV century taken from the Venetian edition of Bernardino Benali of 1491.
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Latin prose translation by Antonio Bonelli (Milan, 1932), surgeon and passionate translator of classics. Edition published in Livorno in 2015 Copertina Incipit
A theatrical presentation (in Italian) of social commitment, about the terrible problem of femicide and violence against women, stemming not by chance from Dante’s verses dedicated to Francesca da Rimini, and unfolding in a dialogue between a slightly eccentric professor and a willing lady pupil who aspires to become a lecturer in education about gender equality and emotional feelings […]
DANTE AND IRAN – Farideh Mahdavi Damghani reads for us her translation of the Divine Comedy in Persian
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.
Dario Anghilante was born in 1947 in Sampeyre (Sant Peire in Occitan) in Valle Varaita, one of the Alpine valleys in the provinces of Turin, Cuneo and Imperia in the Italian area of Occitan language and culture. This territory is no more than the eastward extension of the Langue d’Oc area which incorporates all of southern France and a Pyrrhenean valley, the Val d’Aran, under Catalonian administration. As a matter of interest, we should add to the list the municipality of Guardia Piemontese in the [...]
Giampaolo Samà is an Italian-Argentinian actor, teacher and photographer. Born in Paola (province of Cosenza, Calabria) in 1970, he trains to be an actor at the Accademia d’Arte Drammatica in Calabria and then at the Akademia Tetralna in Warsaw. In 1996 he takes part in the show Sidà e l’uomo dal fiore [“Sidà and the man of the flower”] (awarded the Vetrine prize by the Ente Teatrale Italiano). He earns a degree from Dams (“Disciplines on Arts, Music and Show”) at the Roma Tre University [...]
Inês Querido was born in 1984 in Caldas da Rainha (Portugal). After taking her degree in graphic design in Lisbon she embarked on a professional career as a freelance photographer [...]
Emma Clare O’Connor was born in Seattle in 1993 and is a New York based actor. She recently graduated from Sarah Lawrence College, where she focused in acting and studied abroad at the British American Drama Academy in London. She was most recently in a short film that premiered at the Museum of Moving Images in Queens, New York. Her website is www.emmaclareoconnor.com. ------- Emma O’Connor has lent her voice to Francesca da Rimini and read the relevant verses (Hell, Canto V, 88-142) in the [...]