Società Dante Alighieri Manila is set to conduct a talk discussing Dante Alighieri’s vision of afterlife in his poem, Divine Comedy.
The group, who aims to promote Italian culture and language around the world, released the invite on Facebook on Saturday, September 16.
“Travel to the gates of Inferno, the mountain of Purgatorio and all the way to Paradiso,” the group posted, referring to the three distinctive parts of the Italian poet’s most notable work.
Playwright, historian and educator Professor Paul Dumol will present the concept of life after death based on Dante’s epic poem, Divine Comedy, narrating his travels to Inferno (Hell), Purgatorio (Purgatory) and Paradiso (Paradise). He used these allegorically to describe the soul’s journey to God after physical demise.
The 2-hour lectures will take place at the Ayala Museum from on October 7, 14 and 21. Admission fee for one lecture is at P500 and P1,350 for all three while students, teachers and senior citizens can participate at a discounted price. Attendees can also be admitted to museum galleries, reading materials and coffee from Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf.
The Italian poet, simply called Dante, is a prominent poet of the Late Middle Ages. His work, Divine Comedy, is considered the greatest literary work composed in the Italian language and a masterpiece of world literature.
Are you curious about what Dante thinks is beyond death? We know we are.
Pre-register online to confirm attendance or email firstname.lastname@example.org with payment details and preferred talk schedule.
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