Session 8 - Purgatorio, Canto I and Canto II.106-132. Dante and Virgil emerge from the abyss of Hell on the shore of Mount Purgatory. Cato. The ritual of purification. Casella.
This series aims to introduce the beauty, complexity and continuing significance of Dante’s Divina Commedia through readings of the text, in the original and in translation, and through commentary on it. The readings are accompanied by a rich visual display of medieval illuminations whilst the commentary explores and invites discussion of some of the leading ideas of the poem. Each session will begin by displaying a different printed edition from UCL’s rare-book collections.
Organised and presented by Alessandro Scafi (Warburg), John Took (UCL) and Tabitha Tuckett (UCL Special Collections) in a partnership between the Warburg Institute and University College London.
FREE VIA ZOOM. YOU MAY BOOK FOR THE WHOLE SERIES OR FOR INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS
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image: Allegorical Portrait of Dante, Unknown Florentine Artist (late 16th C): Samuel H. Kress Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC