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RES 242 The Divine Comedy of Dante

Course Description:This course is a study of the Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) with an eye to its major philosophic and religious ideas. As Dante travels through the realms of Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven, the Commedia integrates into its verses the intellectual traditions of Classical Greek, Biblical, and Medieval Philosophical thought. These traditions will be considered in order to understand the work’s essential claims regarding the Divine, the human, the nature of virtue and vice, and the meaning, purpose, and order of existence.

Course Rotation: Fall;NY:PLV

Credits

3 credits