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Dante Alighieri: The Supreme Poet



Dante Alighieri: The Supreme Poet

agnsw logoCelebrating the 700th anniversary of the passing of Dante Alighieri

2021 marks the 700th anniversary of the passing of Dante Alighieri, the great Italian poet and man of letters, author of the Divine Comedy and universally considered the father of the Italian language, who passed away on the night between the 13th and the 14th of September 1321.

To commemorate this important anniversary, a host of commemorative events have been organized all over the world, and the Italian Cultural Institute in Sydney has planned a rich series of cultural initiatives that started on the 25th of March with a Dante Day (Dantedì), day on which Dante is supposed to have embarked on his otherworldly journey, narrated in the Divine Comedy.

Among several other collaborations established throughout the year with important local cultural institutions, the Italian Cultural Institute has also joined forces again with the Artdante 1 Gallery Society of NSW, and is therefore delighted to present an online lecture program comprising three fascinating lectures that can be enjoyed from the comfort of everyone’s home.

Leading academic Dr Christopher Allen (art critic and historian), Professor Diana Glenn (Australian Catholic University) and Professor Mary Roberts (University of Sydney) will examine the significance of Dante’s Divine Comedy, why this poetic masterpiece was translated by so many and the understanding of love and life throughout his work.

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Date: Da Friday, October 08, 2021 a Monday, November 08, 2021

Organized by : Art Gallery Society of NSW

In collaboration with : Istituto Italiano di Cultura

Entrance : With fee