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Dante in His Study, Tom Phillips
Dante on the Web
Here’s a selection of Dante sites that provide you with a wide variety of contextual materials. You might want to explore some of these to help you situate individual cantos in Purgatorioand Paradiso. They’ll also provide you with Dante’s minor works and online texts for some of his major sources.
The World of Dante
The World of Dante is a multi-media research tool intended to facilitate the study of the Divine Comedy through a wide range of offerings. These include an encoded Italian text which allows for structured searches and analyses, an English translation, interactive maps, diagrams, music, a database, timeline and gallery of illustrations. Many of these features allow users to engage the poem dynamically through the integrated components of this site.
Danteworlds, University of Texas at Austin
Clickable links for each canticle with helpful canto by canto explanation of contexts for the Commedia. Recordings of the Commedia in Italian
Dartmouth Dante Project
• Fantastic collection of commentaries on the Commedia (a series dating from 1322-2007)
• The best online resource for Dante images and illustrations
• Good biographical information
• Play Dante
• Great collection of Dante’s minor works in translation
• Good links to other online Dante sources
• Recordings of the Commedia in Italian
Photos of Dante's Florence (courtesy Julia Bolton Holloway's Site)