Nothing is harder to direct than a man in prosperity; nothing more easily managed than one is adversity. — Plutarch

Stories from Dante - S. Cunnington



This book provides an excellent introduction to the politics and personalities of 13th century Italy. It includes 20 short biographies of characters who are mentioned in Dante's Divine Comedy, and provides enough information about the politics of the region to make sense of the contentious wars and personal rivalries that animated the Saints and Sinners featured in Dante's masterpiece.





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There is no surer sign of decay in a country than to see the rites of religion held in contempt. — Machiavelli