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Epistolae, the letters of Dante

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This volume contains the thirteen letters of the poet Dante Alighieri translated from their original Latin, including the famous and controversial letter to his patron Cangrande della Scala. The letters provide a good deal of context for the reader of Dante regarding his political and philosophical positions. In the final letter, the authenticity of which has been hotly contested by scholars, the author dedicates the Paradiso to the Veronese Cangrande, explains his Divine Comedy's title (then just Comedy), and discusses much of the work's content. Summary by Mary J. (2 hr 50 min)

Chapters

Introduction

1:01:42

Read by K.G.Cross

Epistola I: To the Cardinal Niccolò da Prato, 1304

4:28

Read by J. E. Vorble

Epistola II: To the Counts Oberto and Guido da Romena, 1304

4:02

Read by Will Irace

Epistola III: To a Pistoian Exile, circa 1305

5:04

Read by Will Irace

Epistola IV: To the Marquis Moroello Malaspina, circa 1309

6:15

Read by Mary J

Epistola V: To the Princes and Peoples of Italy, September or October 1310

11:27

Read by Will Irace

Epistola VI: To the Florentines, March 31, 1311

12:57

Read by wish2bflying

Epistola VII: To the Emperor Henry VII, April 17, 1311

12:21

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

Epistola VIII: To the Empress Margaret, April 1311

2:40

Read by K.G.Cross

Epistola IX: The the Empress Margaret, April or May 1311

2:33

Read by K.G.Cross

Epistola X: To the Empress Margaret, May 18, 1311

2:45

Read by K.G.Cross

Epistola XI: To the Italian Cardinals, May or June 1314

12:01

Read by Will Irace

Epistola XII: To a friend in Florence, May 1315

2:47

Read by Mary J

Epistola XIII: To Cangrande della Scala, c. 1319

29:27

Read by Mary J