Anastasia Vilkova was born in Astrakhan, one of the principal cities in the south of European Russia on the Volga river. She completed her studies at the Faculty of Modern Letters in the University of Astrakhan where she specialised in linguistic history with particular emphasis on old Russian. Currently she is in charge of editing a newspaper for young men to whom she is teaching journalism in a workshop for art and culture which has been expressly dedicated to them. ooOoo Anastasia Vilkova has lent [...]
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 [...]
Erekle Shildeli was born in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, the time of the Georgian civil war in 1991. His family is originally from Shilda, a Georgian village in the municipality of Kvareli.
Ole Meyer, born in Copenhagen in 1947 to a Swedish mother and a Danish father, studied Scandinavian and English languages and literature at the University of Copenhagen, finishing with a Master’s degree in 1974. Having taught for several years in secondary schools in Copenhagen, he was from 1996 to 1999 a Research Fellow at the Danish Royal/National Library, and from 2003 to 2006 Danish lecturer at the University of Florence. He is the author of the last Danish version, in blank hendecasyllables, of Dante’s Divine Comedy [...]
I was born in 1972 and have always lived in Borgo San Dalmazzo, a municipality of the Valle Stura in the province of Cuneo in Alpine Occitania. The Piedmont dialect, widespread in that area and similar to that which is spoken by my family on my father’s side, was a part of my childhood mixed up with the one spoken by my family on my mother’s side, which in those days I did not realise was Occitan. Having completed my schooling specialising in classical studies, [...]
Ulysses’ verses translated into Georgian by Konstantin Gamsachurdia
Liana Patarava was born in 1963 in Ozurgeti, a town in the Guria region, a beautiful mountainous region in western Georgia. She graduated in economics from the Tbilisi State University. She is married and has three children and two grandchildren. She loves art, poetry and writing and also has a musical education: her instrument is violin. In the field of art she has dedicated herself to an ancient and noble technique of gold and jewelery, the cloisonné enamel decoration, widely practiced in Georgia since the early Middle [...]
At the time of Dante modern Armenia was dominated by the Saljuq Turks, but there was an Armenian kingdom of Cilicia (also known as Little Armenia) created by Armenian refugees and located on the gulf of Alessandretta.
Translate the Divine Comedy into Latin? Perhaps even Bishop Giovanni Bertoldi of Serravalle was a bit taken aback when, during the council of Costanza, some of his British colleagues invited him to complete this undertaking. But then he ended up accepting [...]
Translation in Latin heksameters of the entire poem by Giuseppe Pasquale Marinelli, a humanist native of the region Marches (Camerano 1793-1875). Edition published at Ancona in 1874.