Posted on July 9, 2021 at 8:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
A researcher and nun believes she’s found previously unknown Dante Alighieri manuscripts.
Literary Hub reports, citing The Times, that Julia Bolton Holloway was looking through manuscripts written by students of Brunetto Latino.
Dante was known to have studied under Latino (and added him to an area of Hell in his Divine Comedy much later).
Holloway argues that certain signs in one batch of paper point to their being written by Dante: a particular kind of handwriting, cheap parchment (Dante wasn’t as well-off as the other students), and a design used to describe a divine vision in Dante’s masterpiece.
You can see an image of one manuscript believed to have been copied out by Dante at Lit Hub.
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