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13 January, 10:33

How did the language of The Divine Comedy differ from other philosophical works of the Middle Ages? What effect did Dante's decision to write his poem in Italian have?

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  1. 13 January, 12:10
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    During the Middle Ages, almost all philosophers used to write in Latin - the language of educated and elite class while as Dante wrote his best poem Divine Comedy in vernacular, Italian language-the language of common people.

    Dante's decision to write in Italian had a long lasting impact on Italian language. It paved the way for Italian to emerge as a language respect across the European landscape. There were more innovations in this language and more and more people began to write in Italian and ultimately Italian became a cultured and literary language. It is due to the impact of his writing in Italian, he is being called father of modern Italian language.
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