The Divine Comedy

by Dante Alighieri


The Comedy tells of the journey of a character who is at one and the same time both Dante himself and Everyman through the three realms of the Christian afterlife: Hell, Purgatory and Heaven. He presents a vision of the afterlife which is strikingly original in its conception, with a complex architecture and a coherent structure.

“Consider your origin. You were not formed to live like brutes but to follow virtue and knowledge.”

Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy