At Dante’s birth the city of Trieste was still governed by its bishops as a consequence of the privilege granted about three centuries earlier (to be precise, in 948) to the Trieste bishop, Giovanni III, by Lothario II, the king of Provence and Italy. The episcopal power was, however, in crisis owing to the enormous costs of the continuous wars with the Republic of Venice, to such an extent that, in 1295, the bishop, Brissa de Toppo, formally renounced his last prerogatives and ceded the [...]
Translation in terza rima in the dialect of Trieste by Giuseppe Stolfa (Trieste 1856 – 1932), limited to the first canto of the Inferno, published in 1918 in the review Umana of Trieste.
Translation in terza rima by Nereo Zeper (Trieste 1950), humorist and screenwriter. Edition published at Trieste in 2000 (first edition 1999).