About

This site is a nonfunded, nonprofit, educational resource. It’s a “free” WordPress site. No money is involved. I have assembled everything here so that people who want to learn can have everything–or pretty close to it–at hand. I have avoided using external links. Among other concerns, this avoids the problem of having dead links.


Usually, if you click on an image–like the one above–
a much larger image will be displayed. 

In summary, this site has been assembled by one person (me), and is my attempt at making:

A visually appealing place for me to place my studies, while offering other students and Independent Learners access to the same material I used.

I also enjoy graphic design. It’s been a pleasure using the material that DanteWorlds has made available to everyone!

Note: The Salvador Dali illustrations I used for “The Divine Comedy” on this site are not from Danteworld.

Here is their site credits and the links to two books that are for purchase by a significant contributor to the project. I’m also greatly impressed by the oustanding illustrations artist Suloni Robertson. For commercial use: Copyright © Suloni Robertson 2002-2004. All rights reserved.

Creation Guy P. Raffa: project director and editor Suloni Robertson: artist and graphic designer Gary Dickerson: site designer and programmer Mark Garrison, Esmeralda Moscatelli, Gianvi Figari: oral rendering of selected verses Michael Heidenreich: audio recording and editing Tara Wenger: library research Carrie Wells and Jamie Ward: scans music for the Inferno flash movie by Suloni Robertson; recorded by Joe Robertson; mixed by Gary Dickerson Acknowledgements In addition to students in his Dante classes, Professor Raffa gratefully acknowledges the contributions of the following individuals to the conception of Danteworlds: Olin Bjork, Elissa Fineman, Dan Gutierrez, Coco Kishi, Laura Kramarsky, Helene Meyers, Stefan Smagula, and Joe TenBarge.

Financial Support Liberal Arts ITS Development Grants; Special Research Grants Administrative Support Brian Roberts – Associate Dean, Liberal Arts; Dina Sherzer – Chair, French and Italian; Daniela Bini – Chair, French and Italian; Joe TenBarge – Director, Liberal Arts ITS Content Sources – Text All commentary written by Guy P. Raffa. Copyright © Guy P. Raffa 2002-2007. All rights reserved.

Content Sources – Images Icon images created by Suloni Robertson from her own paintings. Copyright © Suloni Robertson 2002-2004. All rights reserved. Other images in the Danteworlds site are taken from the following works: Blake: Illustrations to the Divine Comedy of Dante, by William Blake. London: National Art-Collections Fund, 1922. Reproduction and use courtesy of the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center. Botticelli: Drawings by Sandro Botticelli for Dante’s Divina Commedia; reduced facsimiles after the originals in the Royal museum, Berlin, and in the Vatican library. London: Lawrence and Bullen, 1896. Doré: Dante’s Inferno, Translated by the Rev. Henry Francis Cary, M. A., from the Original of Dante Alighieri, and Illustrated with the Designs of M. Gustave Doré. New York: P. F. Collier, 1885. Doré: Purgatory and Paradise, translated by Henry Francis Cary, from the original of Dante Alighieri, and illustrated with the designs of Gustave Doré. New ed., with critical and explanatory notes. New York, P.F. Collier, [1892?]. Flaxman: Compositions of John Flaxman, Sculptor, R. A., from the Divine Poem of Dante Alighieri, Containing Hell, Purgatory and Paradise; engraved by Thomas Piroli. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1807. Vellutello: Dante con l’espositioni di Christoforo Landino, et d’Alessandro Vellutello; unknown artist. Venice: Gio. Battista, & Gio. Bernardo Sessa, fratelli, 1596. Reproduction and use courtesy of the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center.

Content Usage for material from Danteworld:
Material on this site may be quoted or reproduced for educational purposes without prior permission, provided appropriate credit is given. Any commercial use of this material is prohibited without prior permission from Liberal Arts ITS and the project director. Copyright holders are listed above.

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4 thoughts on “About”

  1. Courtney Flook said:

    How would I go about citing your page? There is no author? Also, on the “About” section, I believe Salvador Dali is misspelled. Your work is fantastic. I am a huge fan of The Inferno, and I must say that I have a lot of respect and admiration for what you have done. Thank you for taking on this endeavor.

    • Happy you like it. Purdue OWL probably has the citation method on their site. Placed everything in one spot so that I wouldn’t have to rely on links. I was shocked by how many inactive YouTube videos were on my site about the Old Testament.

      Truly glad you enjoyed my site. I’ll correct the misspelling. My inner Mr. Monk insists upon it. 🙂

  2. I love this nice …:)

  3. Do you think Dante found the answers he was looking for? Is he convinced of divine retribution? How do you perceive Dante, the pilgrim at the end of this first stage of his journey?

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