Welcome to Dante’s Comedy!

"Dante e il suo Poema", by Domenico di Michelino. 

Thanks for stopping by, and welcome to this website about the beauty and wisdom of Dante’s Divine Comedy!

In these essays and articles here on the website we’re trying to dig deeper into the symbolic meaning of Dante Alighieri’s work with drawing from both the Catholic, Orthodox and Hebrew Traditions and Theology, as well as the Greek Myth and Greek Philosophy. We’ll also be sharing some excellent introductions from fellow youtubers and podcasters who are doing great work on presenting the Divine Comedy, and giving new perspectives and personal favorites and experiences from the Sacred Poem.

Reading and studying the Divine Comedy could be a lifelong project – and we’re here to help and support you in that process!

Brief Background; Richard Emerson is an Independent Researcher of the Divine Comedy and Medieval Cosmology with undergraduate studies in Art History, Literature History and the Italian Language from 2008, and an ongoing Master’s Degree in Classics at Memoria College with a focus on Ancient and Medieval Philosophy and Theology. His passion and interest for Dante Alighieri comes primarily from a deep personal love of the Divine Comedy, many years of travels and studies in Italy, and from living in Florence for two years in 2013-2014. He has also studied the Italian Language at the Scuola Babilonia in Sicily and the Lorenzo di Medici Academia in Florence, and recently completed a course on “Dante e Scienza” at the University of Naples Federico II.

For a longer introduction to the Divine Comedy look here:

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Thanks so much for visiting!

Best wishes,
Richard Emerson

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