Doorways into Dante’s World

By Jessica Monk

Dante’s Italian epic poem, The Divine Comedy, is a work as rich and populous as a walled medieval city. But though its complexity invites exploration, the fortifications of its formal structure can seem intimidating. So how do you gain access to the teeming city of this work? There is no need to “abandon all hope” as you pass beneath the inscription that heralds the entrance to Inferno. Scolastica Tours offers a side-door into Dante’s world by tackling the poem through a secondary text: Martha Nussbaum’s Poetic Justice on their upcoming "Italian Exile: Dante's Inferno and Ea...

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