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 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.
Eligible for MDST.
Catalog chapter: Comparative Literature
Department website: https://www.swarthmore.edu/comparative-literature
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