To Hell and Back – The Divine Comedy
4 sessions, 8 hours
Damnation and despair, repentance and forgiveness, salvation and eternal glory ? a journey of epic proportions is offered by Dante to us and for us in his magnificent Divine Comedy. This course looks back at late 13th and early 14th century Italy, especially Dante?s beloved Florence and the Church, providing a background of intrigue, treachery, and personal heartbreak that are coupled with the sublimity of his own faith and his love for one woman are woven into one glorious work of art. The Comedy is, at its core, an affirmation of Dante’s love and “the love that moves the Sun and the other starts.” We are all on this journey and defined by the choices we make here are now. Allow Dante, poet and pilgrim, to show you where these choices can lead.
Instructor: Gail Osburn taught Greek and Roman mythology and literature at Hood College for eight years. She holds a B.A. from Hood College and a Master’s in Liberal Arts from Western Maryland College (now McDaniel). She worked for many years in the real estate industry with her husband’s company.
ILR288 To Hell and Back – The Divine Comedy
4 digit #: 6022
Thursdays, 10:00 am – noon, Sept. 22 – Oct. 13
Location: FCC Conference Center/E106
Tuition: $34 Fee: $55 Total: $89
MD residents age 60 + pay fee only: $55