Dante Alighieri - La Divina Commedia
The Divine Comedy
Inhaltsübersicht von Melville Best Anderson


I. Proem: Rescue of Dante by Virgil
II.Virgil Describes the Appeal of Beatrice
III.The Dire Inscription and the Dark River
IV. First Circle: Limbo; the Virtuous Pagans
V. Second Circle: Francesca da Rimini
VI. Third Circle: The Intemperate
VII. Fourth Circle: The Parsimonious and the Prodigal
VIII. Fifth Circle: The Wrathful
IX. Sixth Circle: The Furies and the Angel
X. Sixth Circle: Farinata of the Uberti
XI. Classes of Sins and Distribution of the Damned
XII. Seventh Circle: Ring 1. Those Violent against Neighbors
XIII. Seventh Circle: Ring 2. The Suicidal Wood
XIV. Seventh Circle: Ring 3. Defiers of God
XV. Seventh Circle: Ring 3. Brunetto Latini
XVI. Seventh Circle: Ring 3. Three Great Citizens of Florence
XVII. Seventh Circle: Ring 3. The Wonderful Flight Downward
XVIII. Eighth Circle: Pouch 1. Panders and Seducers. Pouch 2. Flatterers
XIX. Eighth Circle: Pouch 3. Simoniacal Popes
XX. Eighth Circle: Pouch 4. Diviners. Origin of Mantua
XXI. Eighth Circle: Pouch 5. Barrators
XXII. Eighth Circle: Pouch 5. Comedy of the Devils
XXIII. Eighth Circle: Pouch 6. Hypocrites
XXIV. Eighth Circle: Pouch 7. Robbers
XXV. Eighth Circle: Pouch 7. Transformations
XXVI. Eighth Circle: Pouch 8. Ulysses
XXVII. Eighth Circle: Pouch 8. Guido da Montefeltro and Pope Boniface VIII
XXVIII. Eighth Circle: Pouch 9. Sowerso of Discord
XXIX. Eighth Circle: Pouch 10. Counterfeiters
XXX. Eighth Circle: Pouch 10. Master Adam of Brescia and Sinon of Troy
XXXI. Descent: The Giants around the Pit
XXXII. Ninth Circle: Caina; Antenora
XXXIII. Count Ugolino; Ptolomea
XXXIV. Ninth Circle: Judecca. Passage from Lucifer to the Light


I. The Dawn of Easter
II. The Angel Pilot
III. Antepurgatory
IV. The Ascent of the Mountain Begun
V. Tragic Deaths of Three Noble Souls
VI. Dante the "Stormy Voice" of Italy
VII. The Negligent Princes
VIII. Happy Interview with Departed Shades
IX. The Symbolic Gate
X. The Marvelous Carved Walls
XI. The Proud Made Humble
XII. The Pictured Floor
XIII. Sapia of Siena
XIV. Degeneracy of Tuscany and the Romagna
XV. Treasure in Heaven: Visions of Forbearance
XVI. Temporal Power of the Clergy
XVII. Profitable Discourse: Second Night
XVIII. Love and Free Will
XIX. A Repentant Pope (Adrian V)
XX. Hugh Capet
XXI. The Poet Statins
XXII. The Three Poets Converse as They Walk
XXIII.. Forese Donati
XXIV. Cheerful Abstainers from Good Cheer
XXV. The Mental Physiology of the Shades
XXVI. Dante Meets Two Modern Predecessors
XXII. The Will of the Pilgrim of Eternity is Purified
XXVIII. Earthly Paradise Crowning the Mountain
XXIX. Mystic Procession of the Church
XXX. The Reproaches of Beatrice
XXXI. Dante's Bitter Confession
XXXII. Allegory of the Evil Days of the Church
XXXIII. The Poet Made Pure for the Ascent


I. Ascent of Dante with Beatrice
II. Heaven of the Moon
III. Spirits of Women in the Lunar Heaven
IV. Solution of Perplexing Questions
V. Vows and Free Will; Heaven of Mercury
VI. A Philosophy of History
VII. Mystery of the Redemption
VIII. The Heaven of Venus
IX. A Great Lady and a Poet Prophesy
X. Heaven of the Sun: Starry Garland of Sages
XI. The Canto of St. Francis
XII. The Canto of St. Dominic
XIII. St. Thomas Aquinas
XIV. The Spiritual Body. Cross in Mars
XV. Men and Manners of Old Florence
XVI. "Old, Unhappy, Far-off Things"
XVII. Dante's Exile and Justification
XVIII. Mystic Symbol of Justice in Star of Jove
XIX. The Discourse of the Symbolic Eagle
XX. The Eagle Continues to Discourse
XXI. Heaven of Contemplation
XXII. St. Benedict; Dante's Natal Constellation
XXIII. Vision of the Host of the Redeemed
XXIV. St. Peter Examines Dante Concerning Faith
XXV. St. James Examines Him Concerning Hope
XXVI. St. John Examines Him Concerning Love
XXVII. The Ascent to the Crystalline Heaven
XXVIII. The Heavenly Intelligences
XXIX. Creation and Nature of Heavenly Intelligence
XXX. The Celestial Rose
XXXI. Beatrice Sends St. Bernard to Dante
XXXII. Order of Places in the Mystic Amphitheater
XXXIII. Prayer of St. Bernard. Ultimate Vision

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