“SOMMO POETA” - 700 YEARS SINCE HIS DISAPPEARANCE

  • V. VOICU “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Bucharest, Romania
  • A.G. MOHAN University of Oradea, Oradea, Romania
  • R.A. COVACHE-BUSUIOC “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Bucharest, Romania
  • A.V. CIUREA “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Bucharest, Romania
Keywords: SOMMO POETA DANTE ALIGHIERI

Abstract

Dante Alighieri (1265-1321), often simply called Dante, was an Italian poet, writer and philosopher of Tuscany. His famous work, “Divine Comedy”, originally called Comedia and later christened “Divine” by Giovanni Boccaccio (1), is widely considered one of the most important works of the Middle Ages and the greatest literary work in Italian; thus, we can say that the work “Divine Comedy” is the nucleus around which the Italian language crystallized, as we know it today (2).

Author Biographies

V. VOICU, “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Bucharest, Romania

Romanian Academy, Bucharest, Romania

A.G. MOHAN, University of Oradea, Oradea, Romania

Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy
Emergency County Clinical Hospital Oradea, Romania
Neurosurgery Department

A.V. CIUREA, “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Bucharest, Romania

“Sanador” Clinical Hospital of Bucharest, Romania
Neurosurgical Department

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Published
2021-12-30
Section
HISTORY OF MEDICINE