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The Jung Center

Dante’s Divine Comedy and the Medieval Worldview: 9/13

Tuesday, Sep. 13, 2016

07:30 PM – 09:00 PM
US/Central

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Take a closer look at Dante’s Divine Comedy and experience not only his imaginative vision of the afterlife, but the medieval society in which he wrote his epic.

In the second lecture, the group will discuss why the Catholic Dante chose not Peter, Paul, Augustine, or Aquinas, but the pagan poet Virgil as his guide through Hell and Purgatory.

About the Lecture

Louis Markos, professor in English and scholar in residence at HBU, holds the Robert H. Ray Chair in Humanities. He is the author of On the Shoulders of Hobbits: The Road to Virtue with Tolkien and Lewis, From Achilles to Christ, Pressing Forward: Alfred, Lord Tennyson and the Victorian Age, Literature: A Student's Guide, and The Eye of the Beholder. Learn more at loumarkos.com.

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  • Monday - Thursday, 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
    Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Saturday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Bookstore Closed Friday, -
    Closed Sunday
  • Member Pricing: $15.00 Non-member Pricing: $20.00

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  • Do not park in the lot behind the MFAH building on weekdays before 5 pm. However, the museum does generously allow Jung Center patrons to park in the lot after 5 pm and on the weekend. Paid parking available in front of The Center and on Montrose in front of The Glassell School and the MFAH Administration Building. Parking is always at a premium in the Museum District during business hours, but parallel parking spaces can often be found in front of The Center and on Montrose in front of The Glassell School and the MFAH Administration Building.

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