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Why a New Edition of "The Divine Comedy"?

Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago

Monday, March 17, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)

Why a New Edition of "The Divine Comedy"?

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The Director of the Italian Cultural Institute

Andrea Raos

is pleased to invite you to 

Why a New Edition of "The Divine Comedy"?



a lecture and book presentation by Paolo Trovato


Monday, March 17th, 2014

6:00 pm  


Professor Paolo Trovato from the University of Ferrara, will present his new, critical edition of the Divine Comedy. Dante's original work has never been found and all of the manuscripts from the 1800s and 1900s are based, for the most part, on Florentine manuscripts belonging to the Vatican. However as Dante was exiled from Florence and wrote the Divine Comedy while living in Ravenna, Professor Trovato saw a need to refer to the copies of the manuscript from the North of Italy, which most certainly adhere closest to Dante's lost manuscript. In addition, even though the cult of Dante was already strong in the 1300s, no one before Professor Trovato had ever tried to compare all of the hundreds of manuscripts that exist of the Divine Comedy. Professor Trovato's edition reflects twelve years of work and the collaboration of a team of computer scientists from the University of Ferrara, who created special software to assist him in this massive undertaking.  


This presentation will be in English.         

Light refreshments will be offered.

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Italian Cultural Institute
500 N Michigan Avenue
Suite 1450
Chicago, IL 60611

Monday, March 17, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)

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Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago

Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago

500 N Michigan Ave., Suite 1450

Chicago, IL 60611


Currently active in all the major cities of the five continents, the ninety Italian Cultural Institutes serve as an ideal meeting place for intellectuals, artists, and cultural operatives, as well as for ordinary citizens, both Italian and foreign, who wish to establish or maintain a relationship with our country. By acting not only as a showcase and source of current information on Italy, but also as a driving force behind initiatives and projects of cultural cooperation, the Italian Cultural Institute has become a focal point for both the Italian communities abroad and the growing demand for Italian culture throughout the world.

By extending the role of Embassies and Consulates, the Italian Cultural Institutes offer the most effective tools for promoting a worldwide image of Italy as a center of production, preservation, and dissemination of culture from the Classical Age until today. Along with organizing cultural events in a vast array of areas, including art, music, cinema, theatre, dance, fashion, design, and photography, the Italian Cultural Institutes:

  • Offer the opportunity to learn Italian language and culture through the organization of courses, the management of libraries and the preparation of educational and editorial materials;
  • Provide the networks and the premises to facilitate the integration of Italian operators in the process of cultural exchange and production at an international level;
  • Provide information and logistic support to public and private cultural operators, both Italian and foreign;
  • Continuously support initiatives aimed at promoting an intercultural dialogue based on the principles of democracy and international solidarity.
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Why a New Edition of "The Divine Comedy"?
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