Dante’s Divine Comedy is considered to be one of the great masterpieces of Western Civilization. This course will look at the life and the medieval world of Dante Alighieri, as well as the philosophical, literary, and theological themes explored in his three-part journey from hell to paradise. In the course of his journey, Dante confronts his disordered passions in the Inferno, learns to order his soul in Purgatorio, and finds true freedom and happiness in Paradiso. We will consider how Dante’s observations about human nature continue to be relevant to readers today.
(Please Note: For those of you who have taken a previous course on Dante’s Inferno, this class may help you to connect it with the remaining two canticles of the Divine Comedy, so don’t hesitate to register.)
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Jun 13, 2023
Jun 20, 2023