Many lessons to be learned…

Take the course. It’s free! And engaging. If you’ve ever wondered who Dante is and why he traveled through the afterlife, here’s your opportunity to find out.

“The Divine Comedy is one of the greatest works of Western literature. An epic poem in three parts, it tells the story of Dante’s journey through the afterlife: Inferno describes the suffering of souls warped by vice. Purgatorio explores the theme of repentance and the elements of good character. Paradiso reveals the true glory and freedom attainable with God. “

Taught by Stephen Smith, the Temple Family Professor in English Literature at Hillsdale College. He received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Dallas.