“Dante, L’Italiano,” by Dr. Virginia Jewiss

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When: Saturday October 23rd from 4:00 to 6:00pm - Where: Chevy Chase Village Hall, 5906 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

The 21st edition of the Week of the Italian Language in the World is dedicated to Dante Alighieri, often considered the “Father of the Italian Language.” Dante, who wrote the Divine Comedy in the vernacular rather than Latin, brought literary authority and prestige to Italian and shaped the direction this new language would take.

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SOURCE: https://italianculturalsociety.org/

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