L-FIL-LET/10 - 6 CFU - 2° Semester

Teaching Staff


Learning Objectives

Student must be able to develop critical competence concerning Dante Alighieri, with special reference to Purgatory and to political theories.

Course Structure


If the teaching is given in a mixed or remote mode, the necessary changes may be introduced with respect to what was previously stated, in order to comply with the program envisaged and reported in the Syllabus.

Detailed Course Content

A (2 ECTS, prof. S. Cristaldi) Dante’s Purgatory.


B (1 ECTS, prof. S. Italia) The Emperor in the Divine Comedy.


Inferno X

Purgatorio III

Purgatorio VI

Purgatorio XVI

Paradiso VI


C (3 ECTS, prof. B. Pichard) The Emperor in Dante’s philosophical texts.

Convivio IV; Monarchia II; Epistole VII e XI.

Textbook Information

A (2 ECTS) Dante’s Purgatory.

S. Cristaldi e S. Italia (edited by), Lecturae Dantis. Letture del Purgatorio, «Le forme e la storia», n.s. XIV, 2021, 1, pp. 7-269.


B (1 ECTS) The Emperor in the Divine Comedy.

Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy


One of the following commentaries is suggested:

- D.A., La Divina Commedia, edited by U. Bosco-G. Reggio, Firenze, Le Monnier;

- D.A., Commedia, edited by A.M. Chiavacci Leonardi, Milano, Mondadori;

- D.A., Commedia, edited by G. Inglese, Roma, Carocci.


One of the following essays :

- N. Mineo, La discesa di Enrico VII in Italia e il profetismo dantesco: il “cinquecentodiece e cinque”, in «Le forme e la storia», XI, 2018, 1, pp. 9-30.

- N. Mineo, Dante: un sogno di armonia terrena in Id., Dante: un sogno di armonia terrena, Torino, Tirrenia Stampatori, 2005, pp. 15-52.


C (3 ECTS) The Emperor in Dante’s philosophical texts.



- D.A., Convivio, edited by G. Inglese, Milano, Biblioteca Universale Rizzoli;

- D.A., Le opere latine, edited by L. Coglievina et alii, Roma, Salerno Editrice, I Diamanti.



- É. Gilson, Dante e la filosofia, Milano, Jaca Book, chapters II-III, pp. 83-206.

- S. Cristaldi, La profezia imperfetta. Il Veltro e l’escatologia medievale, Caltanissetta-Roma, Sciascia Editore, 2011, pp. 43-343.

- B. Pinchard, Autour d’un lévrier noir, «Le forme e la storia», n.s. XIII, 2020, I, pp. 33-50.


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All the books listed in the programs can be consulted in the Library.

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