ving borne the same name) succeeded. at Ravenna, and makes him join Can Grande only after the latter became captain of the Ghibelline league in December, 1318.
In 1316 the government of Florence set forth a new decree allowing the exiles to return on conditions of fine and penance.
Dante rejected the offer (by accepting which hie?
Nor shall I want for bread.
Dionisi puts the date of this letter in 1315.
Under this date (1315) a 4th condemnatio against Dante is mentioned facta in anno 1316 de mense Octobris per D. Rainerium, D. Zachario de Urbeveteri, olim et tunc vicarium regium civitatis Florentioe, etc. It is found recited in the decree under whic Tiraboschi's Life of Dante, in the Florence ed. of 1830, Vol.
V. p. 119.) He is certainly wrong, for the decree is dated December 11, 1316.
Foscolo places it in 1316, Troya early in 1317, and both may be right, as the year began March 25.
Whatever the date of Dante's visit to Voltaire's great Khan
Voltaire's blunder has bee