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Dr. Mahfood Dante Videos Index

Dr. Sebastian Mahfood has kindly shared these Dante videos with us: he has made a short video reflection on each canto of Dante’s Inferno. We hope you find these helpful in your studies. If you are interested in Purgatorio and … Continue reading

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Cantos 32 to 34 Dante videos Mahfood

Dr. Mahfood reflects on cantos 32-34, which cover Circle 9 of Hell in Dante’s Inferno. Please be aware that this is a challenging work with complex and mature themes. These optional video explanations contain vintage illustrations that may be disturbing, … Continue reading

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Cantos 18 to 31 Dante videos Mahfood

Dr. Mahfood reflects on cantos 18 – 31, which cover Circle 8 of Hell in Dante’s Inferno. Please be aware that this is a challenging work with complex and mature themes. These optional video explanations contain vintage illustrations that may … Continue reading

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Cantos 12 to 17 Dante videos Mahfood

Dr. Mahfood reflects on cantos 12 – 17, which cover Circle 7 of Hell in Dante’s Inferno. (See the end of Canto 11 for the entrance into Circle 7.) Please be aware that this is a challenging work with complex … Continue reading

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Cantos 4 to 11 Dante Videos Mahfood

Dr. Mahfood reflects on cantos 4 – 11, which go through Circles 1-6 of Hell in Dante’s Inferno. Please be aware that this is a challenging work with complex and mature themes. These optional video explanations contain vintage illustrations that … Continue reading

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Cantos 1 to 3 Dante Videos Mahfood

Dr. Mahfood shares his insights on the first three cantos (the Dark Wood and Gate of Hell) in Dante’s Inferno. Please be aware that this is a challenging work with complex and mature themes. These optional video explanations contain vintage … Continue reading

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Babette’s Feast & The Beatific Vision

Babette’s Feast & The Beatific Vision by Joshua Gibbs Feb. 9, 2014 Several months ago, Babette’s Feast received a Criterion release accompanied by a fat little book of essays about the film, as well as the Isak Denisen short story … Continue reading

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Dante’s Inferno: The 1911 Silent Movie

When the movie industry was young, moviemakers turned to literary classics to find stories to tell. Even as a silent film, Dante’s Inferno offered plenty of drama to thrill moviegoers, so it was one of the earliest stories filmed. Dante’s Inferno … Continue reading

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A E Housman Poetry

Poetry by A.E. Housman To An Athlete Dying Young The time you won your town the race We chaired you through the market-place; Man and boy stood cheering by, And home we brought you shoulder-high. To-day, the road all runners … Continue reading

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Why Study the Pagans by Cheryl Lowe

Why Study the Pagans? by Cheryl Lowe A classical education involves two things primarily: the study of the classical languages, Latin and/or Greek, and the study of the classical civilization of Greece and Rome. In the last few years, there … Continue reading

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