Welcome, Pilgrim.

Welcome to Daily Dante, a blogging adventure that follows the pilgrim Dante through his journey to hell and back, as we savor the poet Dante’s masterpiece The Divine Comedy.

Daily Dante is a collaborative blog, written by a motley band of Dantophiles living in the Princeton, NJ area. We began during Lent of 2010, when we adopted blogging as a Lenten discipline: a canto a day (excepting Sundays, which technically do not count as Lent), which conveniently allowed us to finish more or less just before Easter. We have completed Inferno, and Purgatorio, and finished blogging through Paradiso during Lent 2012.

We hope you will find this site useful. We heartily invite you to read the poem along with us, a canto a day. (A note on translations: we have used the Pinsky translation for Inferno; Ciardi for Purgatorio and Paradiso.) If you want to start earlier, simply start Inferno on February 23, 2010, or Purgatorio on March 9, 2011, and do let us know you’re on the path.

If you are interested in navigating to a particular canto, please use the search feature, or here’s a quick index (note that you scroll down for older entries):

Inferno 1-15

Purgatorio 1-14
Purgatorio 15-33

Paradiso 1-14
Paradiso 15-33

And, we’d be more than delighted if you commented here on any of the Cantos, adding your own insights.


Jeff Vamos
Lawrenceville, NJ

10 responses to “Welcome, Pilgrim.

  • http://tinyurl.com/amerfry26765

    “Daily Dante” was in fact a good posting. If merely there were alot
    more blogs similar to this one in the cyberspace. Anyhow,
    thanks a lot for ur time, Micheal

  • http://tinyurl.com

    Thank you for writing “Daily Dante | Dante as Lenten Spiritual Discipline”. I actuallymay surely wind up being back again
    for a great deal more reading through and commenting here soon.
    Many thanks, Cathleen

  • Anita Milne


    You are at least partially responsible for my current foray into The Divine Comedy. (Why did it take me so long to discover it?) A couple of other things coalesced to push me here. Lately I have been thinking and reading a lot about morality and moral thinking (e.g. Jonathan Haidt’s The Righteous Mind). Somewhere in these readings The Comedy was mentioned for its exploration of the character and effect of sins. Then I ran across, bought and started reading A. N. Wilson’s Dante in Love.

    I’ve given myself a year (Easter to Easter) to read it. It may or may not take that long depending on … well, whatever. I’ve read almost half of Wilson’s book, so now my reading consists of several pages of it, a Canto or two, and the Daily Dante blog.

    Anyway, the blog is terrific! This neophyte pilgrim thanks you and your friends for lending your wisdom and insights – Virgilesque, more or less.


    • jeffvamos


      Thank you for the comment, and how marvelous that you are “taking up and reading” the DC! And wonderful if this can be of help.

      I confess that I began that love affair the year 2000, when my son was born and I had a sabbatical, in which I discovered T. S. Eliot and Dante. And, not just good for the mind and heart, good for the sermon.

      I hope you’ll keep us posted if insights strike you as you read along….



  • ptryan

    Try reading With Malice TowardsAll by PT Ryan

  • P.T.

    For all of you ‘Inferno’ lovers, enjoy the new book “With Malice Towards All” (on Kindle etc.). its a modern version of the nine levels of Hell

  • dennisgsellers

    Thanks for your site. I have written a short novel loosely based on Dante’s Divine Comedy (particularly the Purgatorio) and an accompanying blog about the book. Although in a rough stage, I have published it as a Kindle book on Amazon. I would greatly appreciate any feedback anybody would be willing to offer. It’s called A Comfortable Distance, by Dennis Sellers. The blog, mostly about the novel, can be accessed on my author central page.

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