Bologna, Padua, Paris, Naples, and even Oxford.
All are doubtful, Paris and Oxford most of all, and the dates utterly undeterminable.
Yet all are possible, nay, perhaps probable.
Bologna and Padua we should be inclined to place before his exile; Paris and Oxford, if at all, after it. If no argument in favor of Paris is to be drawn from his Pape Satant
Inferno, Canto VII. and the corresponding paix, paix, Sathan, in the autobiography of Cellini, nor from the very definite allusion to Doctor Siger,
Paradiso, Canto X. we may yet infer from some passages in the Commedia that his wanderings had extended even farther;
See especially Inferno, IX. 112 et seq.; XII. 120; XV. 4 et seq.; XXXII. 25-30. for it would not be hard to show that his comparisons and illustrations from outward things are almost invariably drawn from actual eyesight.
As to the nature of his studies, there can be no doubt that he went through the trivium (grammar, dialectic, rhetoric) and the quadrivium (arithm