Italy will mark the 700th anniversary of the death of the mediaeval poet and philosopher Dante Alighieri, known as the Father of the Italian language.

We are pleased to offer a presentation on the life and work of the Florentine author, with excerpts from the Divine Comedy alongside masterpieces of Medieval, Renaissance and Modern art.

 

All materials supplied. Open to all levels. Zoom meeting

11 sections $190, single session $35

Mondays and Thursdays starting on February 1

Dante Alighieri

$190.00Price
  • 1st SESSION: Introduction on Dante’s life. Works examined: Vita Nova (New Life), Rime (Poems), Convivio

    2nd SESSION: La Divina Commedia, Inferno – introduction. Cantos examined: Canto I, Canto II, Canto III

    Vestibule: the Indifferent

    3rd SESSION: La Divina Commedia, Inferno – Cantos examined: Canto IV, Canto V, Canto VI

    First to Third circle of Hell: Limbo, the Lustful, the Gluttonous

    4th SESSION: La Divina Commedia, Inferno – Cantos examined: description of Cantos VII to IX, Canto X, description of Cantos XI to XII, Canto XIII

    Fourth circle of Hell to the Second Ring: the Avaricious and Prodigals, the Wrathful, the Heretics, the Violent against Neighbors and Self

    5th SESSION: La Divina Commedia, Inferno – Cantos examined: Canto XIV, Canto XV, description of Cantos XVI to XXI

    Third Ring to Fifth Bolgia: Panders and Seducers, Flatterers, Simonists, Soothsayers, Grafters

    6th SESSION: La Divina Commedia, Inferno – Cantos examined: Canto XXII, description of Cantos XXIII to XXV, Canto XXVI

    Fifth to Eighth Bolgia: Grafters, Hypocrites, Thieves

    7th SESSION: La Divina Commedia, Inferno – Cantos examined: Description of Cantos XXVII to XXXII, Canto XXXIII, Canto XXXIV

    Eighth Bolgia to Center of Earth: Sowers of Discord, Counterfeiters, Falsifiers, Traitors

    8th SESSION: La Divina Commedia, Purgatorio – introduction. Cantos examined: Canto I, description of Canto II, Canto III

    Antepurgatory: the Excommunicate

    9th SESSION: La Divina Commedia, Purgatorio – Cantos examined: Canto V, Canto VI, Canto XXVIII

    The Unabsolved, the Earthly Paradise

    10th SESSION: La Divina Commedia, Paradiso – introduction. Cantos examined: Canto I, Canto III

    Moon: Breakers of Vows

    11th SESSION: La Divina Commedia, Paradiso – Cantos examined: Canto VI, Canto XXXIII – Conclusion

    Mercury: Lovers of Glory – God: the Nine Orders of the Angels circling around God

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