Mark Louis Musa (b. 1934) is a translator and scholar of Italian literature. Musa is a graduate of Rutgers University (B.A., 1956), the University of Florence (as Fulbright Scholar 1956-1958), and the Johns Hopkins University (M.A., 1959; Ph.D., 1961). He is a former Guggenheim fellow and the author of a number of books and articles. Best known for his translations of the Italian classics (Dante and the poetry of the Middle Ages), he is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of German, French and Italian at Indiana University. Mr. Musa has also translated and edited The Portable Dante and, with Peter Bondanella, The Portable Machiavelli, both published with Penguin Books.