Leda & the Swan    

Table of Contents    


Illuminating Manuscripts

About the Author

Novel Thoughts

Leda's Online Library



The Harpsichord

History of Harmony

Johann Sebastian Bach

Man of Genius


Alessandro Scarlatti



A Lecterphile in Florence

Do You Know Florence?


Fine Art

Museo Virtuale

Faces of Leda

Every Vermeer in the World



Leda & The Swan - An Online Literary Journal   

Online Library

Don't be a part of a generation that doesn't read.  Enjoy this selection of reading material available on the web.

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Dante Alighieri
Dante Alighieri
"Reason thou see'st,
has all too short a wing."

The Temple of Dante Alighieri
Under construction, but worth a look.

Alighieri, Dante - A Guide to Online Resources 
Find links to texts, resources, bibliographies, university research projects and essays about this medieval author.

The Divine Comedy - Research Edition
From ELF

From the Dante Society of America, and connect to other resources.

English 122: Dante's Comedy 
Dante-course homepage offers introductory essays about each of the three parts of the "Divine Comedy," plus study questions and paper topics.

Homepage for Dante Studies, I 
Locate all types of scholarly resources regarding Dante via these lists and links compiled by Otfried Lieberknecht.

Homepage for Dante Studies, II 
Italian and Medieval studies, with an emphasis on Dante's literary contributions.

Dante - On the Web 
Extensive site offers links and details about Dante's life, era and work. Includes downloadable texts.

Dante - The Classic Text 
Overview of Dante's "Divine Comedy" and images from early editions.  Includes information about William Blake's illustrations.

The Dante Home Page 
Criticism, texts and images from Dante's work, plus links to resources about medieval life, literature and language.

Dante - Divine Comedy 
Several versions of the classic to read. View artists' renditions of the Inferno, and read a chronology of Dante's life.

Dante's Inferno 
Take a trip through Hell as imagined by Dante. Read his "Inferno" canto by canto as photographs and images bring the words to life.

Clickable Inferno 
Find an index of Dante's cantos, a map of the Inferno and other Dante resources on the Web.

Dante's Divine Comedy 
Read a quick, humorous synopsis of this famous work, then access the maps of Heaven, Purgatory and Hell. Includes related links.

Calvin College's Christian Classic Library has the complete text of Dante's "Inferno" along with an outline of which sinners go where.

Inferno, S. F. Wright's Translation 
Find a modern English translation in verse, made in 1928 by S. Fowler Wright, of Dante's "Inferno."

Paradiso, Longfellow's Translation 
Provides this nineteenth-century translation of the final part of Dante's masterpiece.

William Blake
William Blake
"The road of excess
leads to the palace of wisdom."

The William Blake Digital Text Project

The William Blake Archive

Archive of Blake's poetry and engravings transferred into high-quality digital form.

William Blake - Collector Poems

From Bibliomania

Marcus Aurelius

Books and Writers - Marcus Aurelius

 Come here to read a pretty good biography of Marcus Aurelius (Crawfords favorite source of quotes) and a resource to the Good Doctor.

Greek Philosophy Archive

Go here to read excerpts of Meditations by Marcus Aurelius. and check out the sculpture garden.

Exploring Ancient World Cultures Readings from Ancient Rome

 Want the entire Meditations online? Go here to read all twelve books. I can't believe I read the whole thing!

Niccolo Machiavelli

The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli

 Interest piqued by the mention of Machiavelli? Read his entire work The Prince, here.

Niccolo Machiavelli 1469-1527

 Wondering who Machiavelli is?  Shame on you. Read a brief biography here.

Machiavelli's View of Human Nature

Read a wonderful essay on Machiavelli's view of human nature.


You've heard of the Prince right? Well come here to Read Machiavelli's Discourses, his most important, but not famous work.

Seven Books on the Art of War

Read Machiavelli's military thought. Read how he thought Florence could be saved.

General Links

The Library of Congress

A terrific one stop resource!

Italian Culture - Authors

From About.com

Italian Culture - Literature

Also from About.com

Italian Culinary Philosophy and Other Considerations

From dear old About.com - Fascinating!

Resources for Italian Literature

From the University of Connecticut

Italian Language and Literature

Letteratura Italiana

Offered only in Italian

 The Classic Text

The University of Wisconsin has put up critical looks at many famous books and their impact upon Western civilization. How much has Dante really effected us? Now, you can know who Ovid is.

The Perseus Digital Library

Find Greek and Roman and Renaissance literature at this huge site. To really impress the Doctor take a look at the essays and maps. A site the Doctor would be proud to visit.

Representative Poetry Online

A huge index of great poets (and not so great) pay special attention to Ovid, Dante, and Henry the Eighth's works.


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