Maybe this question was asked before, but given this large platform, I couldn't resist to ask
Years ago I started reading the first part of the Divine Comedy (in German), Inferno. To this day I read the book more than three times and yet I'm not sure if I understand. The book itself is very fascinating, I am intrigued by the different perspectives Dante is offering but it's very frustrating at the same time.
Do you guys have any advice for reading and understanding Dante? Or do I have to go back and read some of his earlier writings?
(I also had an different approach and got some of Homers and Platos works, but I thought that's a longer and harder way of comprehending Dante)
Side note: I never had the chance to learn or study how to approach philosophy, therefor my knowledge of philosophy in general and how to read it is very little