Dante’s Purgatorio On-Demand Registration
Dante’s Purgatorio with Robert Royal
In this class, we’ll read of how Dante and his guide Virgil have come ashore on the island mountain of Purgatory and ascend towards the top of the mountain where the Earthly Paradise, the original state of life on earth, still exists and may be entered those who have purged themselves of earthly sins. Along the way, we’ll see how virtues are developed that offset the Seven Deadly Sins: Pride, Envy, Wrath, Sloth, Gluttony, Avarice, and Lust. And how souls them become ready to begin their pilgrimage to Heaven and ultimately the Beatific Vision at the end of Paradiso.
The course includes:
- 6 2-hour video lectures, each session covers about four Cantos of Purgatorio
- An optional copy of “Dante Alighieri: Divine Comedy, Divine Spirituality” by Robert Royal, available at time of registration
- Optional extra reading material related to the course
- 12-week online access from the day of registration
We highly recommend you purchase a copy of either Anthony Esolen or Robert and Jean Hollander’s translation of Dante’s Purgatorio (not included with registration) so you can better follow along and read the Cantos before each session.
Dante is a whole universe. He’s a writer you’ll want to read and reread, wholly or in part, so start well by enrolling in this guided course.