|Toynbee "Campaldino, summarized entry"|
In his interview with Buonconte (in Ante-Purgatory), D . questions him as to what became of his body, which was never discovered on the battle-field of Campaldino, [Purg. v. 91-93]. [Buonconte.]
The later biographers of D. assert that he himself was present at
this battle, fighting on the side of the Guelphs.
It is significant, however, that no mention of the fact is made by
or Dino Compagni, or Benvenuto da
Imola, all of whom give detailed accounts of the battle.
Those who hold that D. took part in the battle see a reference to it in,
[Inf. xxii. 4-5].