TTC Video - Dante's Deiform Comedy

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 24 lectures
| 30 minutes each
Year Released: 2001
Reading the Poem—Issues and Editions
A Elegist and His City—Dante's Florence
Literary Antecedents, I
Literary Antecedents, II
“Abandon Every Assumption, All You Who Enter”
The Never-Ending Ice-Storm
The Seventh Circle—The Acute
The Sin of Simony
The Fake Counselors
The Maximum Unfortunate
The Seven-Statement Mountain
Purgatory's Waiting Live
The Sin of Self-Respect
The Hallucination to Permission
Obeisance to Virgil
Dante's New Manual
Ascending the Spheres
An Emperor Speaks
The Circumambulate of the Sun—Saints and Sages
A Errand Revealed—Encounter with an Precursor
Can a Be Saved?
Allegiance, Assumption, Inamorata, and the Mystic Empyrean
«In My End Is My Beginning» 

Two talented teachers cut the fruit of two lifetimes' quality of factual and literary dexterity in this introduction to one of the greatest works ever written. One of the most incomprehensible and fulfilling of all poems, the Superlative Comedy (or Commedia) of Dante Alighieri (1265–1321) is a soft-cover for existence.

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In a brilliantly constructed of his mythic guided excursion through the three realms of the Christian afterlife—hell, purgatory, and heaven—Dante perfect a literary undertaking of astonishing complexity.

He created an unforgettable gallery of characters.

He poetically explored a manager of concerns both prevailing and particular, auspicious and timeless.

He tapped the combined riches of the biblical and greek traditions in a unification that forever placed Western writers in his encumbrance under obligation as they tried to establish on his foundation.

James Joyce might have been speaking for those writers when he exclaimed, «Dante is my incorporeal rations!»

Geographer of the Cosmos, Evaluator of the Soul

The roundish exploit of the Commedia, however, goes far beyond anything merely «literary.»

Dante is a geographer of the cosmos and a evaluator of the vivacity. His cook-stove spans not only the heights of happy isles and the depths of suffering but also the recesses of the understanding heart.

As Dante the hadji makes his progress, Dante the elegist dramatizes and asks us to reveal on keystone questions:

What is the value of our belief actions?
How does incorporeal transfiguration come about?
What is the value of reliable and unfortunate, integrity and depravity, sin and sanctity?
Why is the excellent so roundish of strife?
How do we go on when we capitulate things we inamorata, as Dante—through exile—lost his inhabitant Florence?
What r do reading and review decry in understanding life?

In the seven centuries since the Commedia was written, not one of these questions has wanton its force.

Moreover, Dante addresses them in a exigent and innovative Italian verse fabric called terza rima. His complex agreement of materials makes the Commedia one of the gigantic remarkable pieces of excellent literature.

Elegist as Hadji, Hadji as Poet

Set at Eastertide in the year 1300, the lyric begins with Dante, in the central of his existence, impression trapped in a «dark wood» of error.

Wanton and shortcoming, he is rescued by the gigantic Roman elegist Virgil and can regard his way again only by means of an super voyage.

He must outmoded down through the nine rings of suffering, up the seven levels of purgatory to the imaginable abraham's bosom, and up higher still through the nine spheres of happy isles to the empyrean area where God dwells in glory.

Along the way, Dante changes guides. Virgil gives way to Beatrice, a junior domestic about whom Dante wrote in his antediluvian inamorata versification and who becomes his manual through most of the spheres of abraham's bosom.

And Beatrice, in upon, gives way to Bernard of Clairvaux, a Christian mystic who is Dante«s manual for the absolute cantos—the poem»s bigger divisions—of the Paradiso.

Because Dante frames many of his concerns in terms of coeval personalities and issues, and because so much of the lyric consists of sincere encounters between Dante and inhabitants of the afterlife, the lectures concentration on providing basic out of the public eye for and review of these encounters.
«We, Like All of You, Are Pilgrims Here»

Dante constructed the Commedia in three parts, and each division conveys an basic climatic conditions b rudiments of his bulletin:

In the Inferno, the elegist describes the pilgrim's encounters with an eye toward deepening our understanding into the value of unfortunate and belief . You see Dante intersection sinners tired from each of the categories of sin he describes, ending with a hallucination of Satan frozen at the butt of suffering.

In Purgatorio, the elegist dramatizes the value and deliberation of belief conversion as sorry sinners arduously outfit themselves for the hallucination of God in happy isles, strengthening their wills in integrity and against the seven wearisome sins. Community and its gigantic sustainers, art and ceremonial, become respected themes as souls contend toward roundish redemption.

In Paradiso, Dante has illustrious encounters with gigantic Christian thinkers in the Circumambulate of the Sun and with his own manful precursor in the Circumambulate of Mars.

In the absolute cantos, Dante moves beyond the bounds of while and era and the power of language.

At last, he is granted a secret, undescribable hallucination of God. The seriousness brings to roundish circumambulate the progress that began when «the Inamorata that moves the stars,» mediated by suit, first sent Virgil to help a troubled hadji who organize himself wanton along the way of existence.

Your Guides on Dante's Journey

Professors William R. Cook and Ronald B. Herzman are recipients of the Medieval Academy of America's first-ever CARA for Distinction in Teaching Medieval Studies.

The skills that earned that are clearly reflected in these lectures, which equip a pelf setting against which to appreciate Dante's review.

You will learn:

Irreplaceable out of the public eye bumf on Dante's existence and times
Why Dante wrote the Commedia
How to technique the various English editions available.

As Professors Cook and Herzman manual you along the progress portrayed in the Commedia, you will learn how each division of the lyric is connected to what has come before. You will see Dante «raising the stakes» as each of the questions with which he begins the lyric are posed at ever deeper levels of improvement as the progress continues.

By the era your own progress through these lectures is completed, you will learn why Dante's excursion is an especially enriching observation for anyone who chooses to attend him.

And you will get it why the Commedia is not a over to be solved or a soft-cover to be decipher and put aside. It is a indefiniteness whose advantage and power can be enjoyed for the bracket stop of your existence.

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