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Boccaccio used the title Divine Comedy for the first time in a work that has variously been called Vita di Dante ("Life of Dante") or Trattatello in laude di Dante ("Short Treatise in Praise of Dante"). I quote below the relevant section from G. R. Carpenter's translation Boccaccio's Life of Dante (New York, The Grolier Club, 1900): ...

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