CPLT 106. Classical Studies Capstone: Dante: Christianity and the Classical Tradition

(Cross-listed as CLST 106 
In the Divina Commedia, Dante adapts the Classical theme of the heroic journey to the Underworld  to his task as a visionary poet and Christian prophet.  We will read the InfernoPurgatorio, and Paradiso in English translation, exploring its different levels of meaning and Dante's surprising reinterpretation of the ancient authors.  We will reconstruct his world view in the broader context of  Medieval culture:  his thought on life, death, love, language, the visual arts, politics and history.
2 credits.
Eligible for MDST.
Spring 2020. Munson.
Catalog chapter: Comparative Literature  
Department website: https://www.swarthmore.edu/comparative-literature

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