He is well known to Dante students by his Dante; Life and Works (1891), and to the study of Italian history he has contributed Guelphs and Ghibellines (1903).
A variant of the same story was known to Guido Bonati, an astronomer quoted by Dante, who calls his hero or villain Butta Deus because he struck Jesus.
The Biblioteca Queriniana contains early MSS., a 14th-century MS. of Dante, &c., and some rare incunabula.
Where every Da Vinci can paint his Mona Lisa and every Dante can write his Inferno.
An antique persuasion, that the grand cycle of creation opened under the first sign, has been transmitted to modern cognizance by Dante (Inf.