The Divine Comedy


High School Class

6 week Summer Course May 24- July 2

Meets: Tuesday 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  CST

Instructor: Tamara Pool

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Summer Session May 24th – July 2nd

The Divine Comedy is considered one of the greatest works of world literature! Spend six weeks with Dante this summer as we sprint through The Divine Comedy (½ credit). The main task of the student will be to read (or listen to) the text and come prepared to discuss it in class. The instructor will provide background information, discussion questions, monitor the online classroom chats, and enrichment with art and music. This class is not for the faint at heart, and will definitely be worth the challenge!

The Divine Comedy was written by Dante Alighieri, begun in 1308 and completed in 1320. It is widely considered to be one of the greatest works of world literature. The poem’s imaginative vision of the afterlife is representative of the medieval world-view. It is divided into three parts: InfernoPurgatorio, and Paradiso.

You may have never read a single line of The Divine Comedy, and yet you’ve been influenced by it. Christian Blauvelt

This short, 6-week class will include reading, deep thinking, and great discussion. Students will be lead through this fascinating look at Medieval Literature and western thought by world-class teacher, Tamara Pool.

The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri, translated by Dorothy Sayers

This intensive course will count for 1/2 credit of Literature.

Dante’s vision of the Afterlife in The Divine Comedy influenced the Renaissance, the Reformation and helped give us the modern world. Christian Blauvelt.

Pair this class with other summer courses like Latin Bootcamp I or II, Spanish or German culture, or The Space Trilogy by C.S. Lewis to keep your mind sharp through the summer months!



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