Generally considered to be one of the most important works of western literature, Dante’s multi-layered epic poem will offer us a myriad of discussion topics as we continue to develop skills to assist in wise judgment using LTW Level II and the Judicial Essay.  Instruction will begin in the fall with a review of Level I material before diving into new Topics of Invention, Arrangement tools, and Elocution skills offered in Level II. The Judicial Essay will include work with citation, a focus on the audience, problems of bias, and explorations of justice, laws, evidence, and motive.

Suggested Age: 15 years old and up

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Level I or instructor and/or headmaster's permission.

Required Texts:

  • The Lost Tools of Writing Level Two - Student Workbook 
  • Inferno, Dante Translated by Anthony Esolen Illustrations by Gustave Doré ISBN-10 : 9780812970067,
  • Purgatory, Dante Translated by Anthony Esolen Illustrations by Gustave Doré ISBN-10 : 0812971256 ISBN-13 : 978-0812971255 ISBN-13 : 978-0812970067, 
  • Paradise, Dante Translated by Anthony Esolen Illustrations by Gustave Doré ISBN-10 : 9780812977264 ISBN-13 : 978-0812977264, 
  • Ascent to Love: A Guide to Dante's Divine Comedy by Peter J. Leithart ISBN-10 : 1885767161 ISBN-13 : 978-1885767165

Registration Numbers: Minimum 4; Maximum 14

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