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    How to read modern verzionns of text?

    I wondering what the best way to read Dante's Divine Comedy? I am starting with 'Inferno'. The version I have has and introduction an numbered explanation of parts at the end of each Canto.

    Is it better to read all components of text, to read only certain components of each Canto, or is it necessary to read this work more that once?

    I ask this because, if I read all three parts of the cantos, I lose the flow of the poem itself. BUT, if I may miss the comprehension and fear I will not fully appreciate the beauty, knowledge, and historical significance of Dante's work.

    I believe this is one of the most influencial and inspirational works ever written, and want to get the most out of reading it as possible!


    How do you recommend reading Dante's 'Inferno'; in it's entirety, piece by piece, or more than once?

    Thank you!

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    Just wondersng…

    I see a decent amount of people have read this thread, but not replied to it...

    Is this a silly question?

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    Slowly. But that is because I am now a much slower reader than I used to be.
    More than once.
    Use different translations alongside the original text.

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    Slowly. But that is because I am now a much slower reader than I used to be.
    More than once.
    Use different translations alongside the original text.

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