The Roman Empire was the most powerful and significant Empire in the history of the world. It’s fall in the 5th Century AD changed the world in countless ways, implications of which are still present in the world today.
It’s fall also brought a new era of literature into being, that of Medieval literature. It would dominate the literary sphere for almost a millennium, giving way to the Renaissance and Age of Enlightenment.
As with all other periods of literature, it varied differently in genres, and spans various languages and regions along with catering to various strata in society, limited though they were at the time.
Though the period also coincides with the Dark Ages that Europe was in at the time, it marks a significant change from the Classical form of literature that existed till that time. Continue reading Map of Hell According to Dante Alighieri