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I have heard of course of Dante and the Devine Comedy but otherwise I was hopelessly uninformed. This lecture and the one on Botticelli's Secret by Professor Luzzi opened up a wonderful magical scholarly poetic world that I did not know existed! Dante's 14,000 line epic poem existed as a dead poet that only gained any interest on my part when I watched one of the Tom Hanks DiVinci films. Dante's profane and sacred love for Beatrice also captured my imagination but it is Dr Luzzi's love and passion for this subject that quite captured my spirit.. He is an articulate scholar who has a poet's heart and and a spirituality that informs his work and his words. His lectures are not to be missed whether you ever read Dante or just become acquainted with a few verses and the substance of his thoughtful contemplations about heaven and ****, the spiritual and the secular, and most importantly the "love that moves the stars".
This is an informative, well-crafted lecture about Dante: nobleman, scholar, statesman, poet -- wrapped up (like a gift to us) in pungent, everyday English by Dr. Luzzi.
The instructor is very sincere. This is a great lecture for people who interested in psychology and haven't had the opportunity to read the Classics. I was looking for something that probed the text.