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The Journal of Literary History and Theory
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Basic poetological concepts in the early commentaries to Dante’s Commedia

Lozinskaya E.V.


The paper briefly describes key Trecento commentaries on Dante's Commedia and examines several fundamental poetological concepts of the period, namely: which texts were actually considered poetical at the time; poetry as a fame-seeking endeavour; and how poetry correlates with rhetorics, philosophy, and theology.


Dante; Commedia; commentary; poetics; rhetorics; poetry and philosophy; poetry and theology.

DOI: 10.31249/litzhur/2020.47.05

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