Dantes Inferno A Journey Through Hell

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A Journey through Hell The Inferno, the first part of the Divina Commedia, written around 1307 to 1314, is the masterpiece of Dante Alighieri. The story tells of a pilgrim Dante, not to be confused with the writer Dante, and his journey through hell to the base of the mountain of purgatory. Along the way, Dante accompanied by Virgil (human reason), meet many of Dante’s political rivals and many mythological creatures and sinners from throughout history. …

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