College Bulletin 2023-2024 
    
    May 24, 2024  
College Bulletin 2023-2024

CLST 060. Dante and the Classical Tradition


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 Inferno, Purgatorio, 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.
Humanities.
1 credit.
Eligible for CPLT, MDST
Spring 2024. Munson.
Catalog chapter: Classics  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/classics


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