The Divine Comedy

Description: Upon the literary foundation of the West, laid by the hands of Homer and Virgil, sits a cathedral. That cathedral is Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy. One of the crown jewels of both Western and Christian literature, the Comedy is an epic, allegorical poem accounting Dante’s spiritual journey of redemption that takes him through the pit of Hell to the Beatific Vision of God. The Divine Comedy is necessary to any classical curriculum, for it is the union of two traditions, both Christian and classical. In this course, we will be your Virgil (Dante’s guide in the Comedy) as we help guide your student with an engaging, thoughtful presentation of Dante's masterpiece. Students can expect to spend 45 minutes per day on this course. The grade is based upon attendance and participation, quizzes over content and vocabulary, some possible memory work, occasionaly presentations/activities, and 3 essays.

Grade Level: 10-12

Prerequisites: Students should be strong readers (this is a challenging text), proficient with English grammar, be able to write grammatically complete sentences, and be able to edit their work with the help of a parent (if needed).

Required Texts: Students will read the entire text of the Divine Comedy, which includes Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso. The text edition that is required for this class is the Ciardi translation of the Divine Comedy. Students will also need the Divine Comedy Student Guide by Laura Musick and a microphone for class (built-in microphones work well or USB headsets work as well).

Class Schedule
Section A, 2020-21 The Divine Comedy TH - 10:00AM - 11:30AM EST 9/7/20-5/28/21 0 Full Join Waiting List
Section B, 2020-21 The Divine Comedy T - 9:00AM - 10:30AM ET 9/7/20-5/28/21 0 Full Join Waiting List

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