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Flaxman illustration of the devil from Dante's Inferno

Dante at 700 – Part 1

2021 is the 700th anniversary of the death of the Italian poet Dante Alighieri. In those 700 years he has influenced authors, philosophers, artists, poets and even architecture and was one of the first to write in the Italian language that we know today. In the first of three blog posts Keith Jewitt tells how he turned to Dante during the pandemic and why.

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