Adult Course in Dante's Divine Comedy
Join Dante’s journey through the physical and spiritual universe, which is also a journey through the self—body, heart, and mind—and through the three states of the afterlife, toward the beloved Beatrice. Travel from the depths of the vivid and terrifying Inferno (the hell of our own choices), up through the purifying stages of the Purgatorio (the mountain of our purification) , into the perfect spheres of Paradiso (the realm of our joy) toward the final vision of God. Discover the layers of meaning and the universal relevance of the greatest poem of medieval Christendom.
The course will meet at The Bishop’s School from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on the following nine Tuesdays:
November 1, 8, 15: Inferno
November 29, December 6, 13: Purgatorio
January 3, 10, 17: Paradiso
The cost for this nine-session course is $360 per person.
The course will use the John Ciardi translation (an easy-to-read American version of the poem with very good notes), which will be available in the School’s bookstore. Anyone who reads Italian is encouraged to use the Sinclair parallel text edition. (Other acceptable translations are those by Sayers, Musa, and Mandelbaum.)
If you need further information or would like to register for this course, contact
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The Bishop's School
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La Jolla, CA 92037-4799
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