“The Dishonor of Egypt, the Unchaste Downfall of Rome”: Cleopatra defined by the Roman Pen

“The Dishonor of Egypt, the Unchaste Downfall of Rome”: Cleopatra defined by the Roman Pen

In modern culture, there is an established depiction of Cleopatra as a woman who used her body to dupe two powerful, intelligent men into doing her bidding. In these depictions, she is shown as a beautiful temptress with large, black-lined eyes, a curvy body, and a sensual air. She is referred to as a great…

Dante’s Inferno – A four-week course to celebrate the 700th anniversary of the passing of Dante Alighieri with Prof. Dominic Aquila

Dante’s Inferno – A four-week course to celebrate the 700th anniversary of the passing of Dante Alighieri with Prof. Dominic Aquila

In celebration of the 700th anniversary of the passing of Dante Alighieri, this course reads closely Dante’s Inferno. Over the course of 4 weeks, we will read the entire Inferno in translation, focusing on Dante’s encounters with significant figures he meets on his journey through hell.   INFO: Wed, Jun 2 2021 7:00 PM $100…