The Divine Comedy and the Encyclopedia of Arts and Sciences

Acta of the International Dante Symposium, 13–16 Nov. 1983, Hunter College, New York

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The guiding principle of this volume is the concept of the artes liberales, the trivium and quadrivium, as branches of learning that are rooted in Dante Alighieri’s mind. The present volume contains essays by leading international scholars on the various scientific and artistic disciplines which form the background, sources, and presence in Dante’s opus.
[Not in series, 34]  1988.  ix, 385 pp.
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Table of Contents
Foreword
vii
A Half-Century of Dante Scholarship in America
Christopher Kleinhenz
1
Dante’s Commedia and the Classical Tradition: The Case of Virgil
Robert Hollander
15
Dante and the Ars Grammatica
Aldo Scaglione
27
Dialectic and Mercury (Education, Magic and Religion in Dante)
Gustavo Costa
43
Dante’s Early Readers: The Evidence of Illustrated Manuscripts
Dorothy Gillerman
65
Dante and Arithmetic
Manfred Hardt
81
Geometric Metaphor and Proportional Design in Dante’s Commedia
Thomas E. Hart
95
Astrology and Astronomy
Richard Kay
147
Dante’s Physics
Mark Peterson
163
The Metaphysics of the Commedia
T.K. Seung
181
Dante and the Art and Science of Medicine Reconsidered
Nancy Siraisi
223
Dante: A Man for All Hours
Harry Kaufman
247
Dante and Politics
Giuseppe C. Di Scipio
267
The Frowning Pages: Scythians, Garamantes, Florentices, and the Two Laws
Edward Peters
285
L’Orizzonte Economico Medievale nella Divina Commedia e nei Principali Commenti del Trecento
Patrizia Mainoni
315
The Florentine Studia and Dante’s “Library”
Charles Davis
339
Dante and the Universities of Paris and Oxford
Pearl Kibre
367
Translating Dante’s Commedia: Terza Rima or Nothing
Angel Crespo
373
Subjects

Literature & Literary Studies

Romance literature & literary studies
BIC Subject: DSB – Literary studies: general
BISAC Subject: LIT000000 – LITERARY CRITICISM / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  88014510