Dante


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Dante

(ˈdæntɪ; ˈdɑːnteɪ; Italian ˈdante)
n
(Biography) full name Dante Alighieri (Italian aliˈɡjɛːri). 1265–1321, Italian poet famous for La Divina Commedia (?1309–?1320), an allegorical account of his journey through Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise, guided by Virgil and his idealized love Beatrice. His other works include La Vita Nuova (?1292), in which he celebrates his love for Beatrice
Dantean, Dantesque adj

Dan•te

(ˈdɑn teɪ, -ti, ˈdæn ti)

n.
(Dante Alighieri), 1265–1321, Italian poet: author of the Divine Comedy.
Dan•te•an (ˈdæn ti ən, dænˈti-) adj., n.
Dan•tesque (dænˈtɛsk) adj.

Dante


from or resembling the characters, scenes, or events in Dante’s works.
love of Dante or his writings. — Dantophile, adj., n.
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Noun1.Dante - an Italian poet famous for writing the Divine Comedy that describes a journey through Hell and purgatory and paradise guided by Virgil and his idealized Beatrice (1265-1321)Dante - an Italian poet famous for writing the Divine Comedy that describes a journey through Hell and purgatory and paradise guided by Virgil and his idealized Beatrice (1265-1321)
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References in classic literature ?
Cleric went through canto after canto of the `Commedia,' repeating the discourse between Dante and his `sweet teacher,' while his cigarette burned itself out unheeded between his long fingers.
I teach the sublime Dante to the young Misses, and ah
The middle of the century is marked by a new Romantic impulse, the Pre-Raphaelite Movement, which begins with Dante Gabriel Rossetti.
To make it fair, Ruskin had relit the seven lamps of architecture, and written the seven labours of Hercules; for these windows through a whole youth Burne Jones had worshipped painted glass at Oxford, and to breathe romance into these frescos had Rossetti been born, and Dante born again.
Like Dante or Bunyan, he has a revelation of another life; like Bacon, he is profoundly impressed with the unity of knowledge; in the early Church he exercised a real influence on theology, and at the Revival of Literature on politics.
You, I suppose, can have Venice and India and Dante every day of your life.
And by the time of the Battle of the Black River he had fallen from world to world to that place which Dante makes the lowest floor of the universe.
To one who loves the Florence of Dante and Savonarola there is something portentous in such desecration-- portentous and humiliating.
The great accident of an architect of genius may happen in the twentieth century, like that of Dante in the thirteenth.
And I am convinced that from the heads of all ponderous profound beings, such as Plato, Pyrrho, the Devil, Jupiter, Dante, and so on, there always goes up a certain semi-visible steam, while in the act of thinking deep thoughts.
A man, too, who could boast of Dante for a genealogist, and could reckon back to the `Divine Comedy.
Hayward talked of Richard Feverel and Madame Bovary, of Verlaine, Dante, and Matthew Arnold.