A Hell of a City: Dante’s Inferno on the Road to Rome

A Hell of a City: Dante’s Inferno on the Road to Rome

The first series of the Rome Book Club is a guide to a few iconic moments in the Inferno (Hell), the first part of the Divine Comedy written by the Italian poet Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) to recount a pilgrimage he made through Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise in the year 1300 on a quest for salvation. To join the series, register here: Sign Up

Series Description

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Video 6 minutes Meet the Faculty Theodore J. Cachey Jr.
Article Pre-Readings Theodore J. Cachey Jr.
Video 7 minutes Dante’s Inferno: Instructions for Use Theodore J. Cachey Jr.
Article 2 minutes From the dark wood to Rome: Introduction to Inferno 1 and 2 Theodore J. Cachey Jr.
Video 7 minutes Dante’s Inferno. Instructions for Use: the Contrappasso and the Map of Hell Theodore J. Cachey Jr.
Video 7 minutes On the road from the dark wood to Rome: Virgil David Lummus
Video 60 minutes View the Event Theodore J. Cachey Jr.
Article Prepare for Next Week Theodore J. Cachey Jr.
Article Additional Resources Theodore J. Cachey Jr.
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Video 6 minutes "What’s wrong with this picture?" Paolo and Francesca Theodore J. Cachey Jr.
Video 2 minutes Paolo and Francesca: Words of Desire. Introduction to Inferno 5 Chiara Sbordoni
Video 6 minutes Aeneas and Dido David Lummus
Video 60 minutes View the Event Theodore J. Cachey Jr.
Article Prepare for Next Week Theodore J. Cachey Jr.
Article Additional Resources Theodore J. Cachey Jr.
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Video 6 minutes "What’s wrong with this picture?" Pier delle Vigne Theodore J. Cachey Jr.
Article 3 minutes Hell’s Vineyard: Introduction to Inferno 13 Theodore J. Cachey Jr.
Video 4 minutes Polydorus, the Bleeding Bush David Lummus
Video 8 minutes Pier delle Vigne and Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II Chiara Sbordoni
Video 60 minutes View the Event Theodore J. Cachey Jr.
Article Prepare for Next Week Theodore J. Cachey Jr.
Article Additional Resources Theodore J. Cachey Jr.
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Video 8 minutes Inferno 18 and 27. Instructions for Use: The Map of Malebolge Theodore J. Cachey Jr.
Article 3 minutes A Hell of a City: Infernal Rome. Introduction to Inferno 18 and 27 Theodore J. Cachey Jr.
Video 5 minutes Infernal Rome: The Donation of Constantine Chiara Sbordoni
Video 7 minutes Infernal Rome: Pope Boniface VIII and the bridge to St Peter’s Chiara Sbordoni
Video 3 minutes T.S. Eliot’s Dante David Lummus
Video 7 minutes "What’s Wrong with this Picture?" Guido da Montefeltro and Pope Boniface VIII Theodore J. Cachey Jr.
Video 60 minutes View the Event Theodore J. Cachey Jr.
Article Additional Resources Theodore J. Cachey Jr.
Video Congratulations Theodore J. Cachey Jr.
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