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Dante’s The Divine Comedy 2019/2020 Lecture 33: Paradiso's The Spheres of Mars Pt. 2 and Jupiter Pt. 1: Cantos 18-20

Alexander Schmid Podcast - February 04, 2020 19:09 - 37 minutes ★★★★★ - 4 ratings
In this lecture we consider (a) Dante's exile and how he will mentally prepare for it (and be rewarded by it); (b) famous crusaders, and (c) we enter Dante's Sphere of Jupiter and see the beginnings of his theory of semiotics or the transition and translation of symbols over time. --- Send in...
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Dante’s The Divine Comedy 2019/2020 Lecture 32: Paradiso's The Sphere of Mars: Cantos 14-18

Alexander Schmid Podcast - January 28, 2020 18:17 - 29 minutes ★★★★★ - 4 ratings
In this lecture we consider, (a) how the cross can be a symbol of the unification of divine and human nature, what the meaning of Mars' red color is, and how suffering and charity are linked to the purpose of human existence; (b) we made connections between Cacciaguida and Anchises from Virgil's...
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Dante’s The Divine Comedy 2019/2020 Lecture 31: Paradiso's Sphere of the Sun: Cantos 10-14

Alexander Schmid Podcast - January 22, 2020 18:43 - 40 minutes ★★★★★ - 4 ratings
In this lecture, we consider (a) the themes, shape, speakers, of Dante's fourth sphere of heaven, The Sun; (b) we consider the shared perspectives of St. Thomas Aquinas on St. Francis of Assisi (10, 11, 13), and the perspective of St. Bonaventure on St. Dominic; (c) we conclude by considering in...
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Dante’s The Divine Comedy 2019/2020 Lecture 30: Paradiso's Spheres of Mercury and Venus: Cantos 7-9

Alexander Schmid Podcast - January 15, 2020 18:30 - 36 minutes ★★★★★ - 4 ratings
In this lecture we consider, (a) Dante's argument for why god became man; and then we move into (b) Venus, and meet Charles Martel, Cunizza da Romano, Folco de Marseilles, and Rahab, the prostitute of Jericho; (c) we conclude with a brief consideration of the relationship between the stars, one'...
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Dante's The Divine Comedy 2019/2020 Lecture 29: Cantos 5-7

Alexander Schmid Podcast - January 07, 2020 18:10 - 29 minutes ★★★★★ - 4 ratings
In this lecture, we consider (a) the second sphere of Paradise: Mercury and make several connections between the number six (6th century emperor, 6th cantos in each canticle, 6th book of Virgil's "Aeneid"); (b) we observe the speech of Justinian and the mythological and factual history of Rome f...
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Dante's The Divine Comedy 2019/2020 Lecture 29: Paradiso's Sphere of Mercury: Cantos 5-7

Alexander Schmid Podcast - January 07, 2020 18:10 - 29 minutes ★★★★★ - 4 ratings
In this lecture, we consider (a) the second sphere of Paradise: Mercury and make several connections between the number six (6th century emperor, 6th cantos in each canticle, 6th book of Virgil's "Aeneid"); (b) we observe the speech of Justinian and the mythological and factual history of Rome f...
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Episode 01: The Divine Comedy

Thinking Out Loud - December 13, 2019 00:30 - 49 minutes
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Dante’s The Divine Comedy 2019 Lecture 28: Introductory Lecture on Dante’s Paradiso: Cantos 1-5, The Sphere of the Moon (Lecture 1)

Alexander Schmid Podcast - December 10, 2019 18:25 - 41 minutes ★★★★★ - 4 ratings
In this lecture, we introduce Dante’s “Paradiso”. Specifically, we consider (a) Ptolemy’s geocentric model of the universe and its relation to Paradise; (b) we consider Ovidian elements in Dante’s “Paradiso” as well as whether (1) Dante is fully in Paradise, (2) his mind is in Paradise, or (3) P...
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Dante’s The Divine Comedy Lecture 27: Lecture 10: Entrance to Earthly Paradise, The Procession of Revelation in Paradise, the Introduction of Beatrice and Departure of Virgil

Alexander Schmid Podcast - December 05, 2019 18:30 - 38 minutes ★★★★★ - 4 ratings
In this final lecture on Dante's "Purgatorio", we discuss (a) the idyllic and pastoral nature of Eden, its place outside of time, and its connection to Parnassus and the Golden Age of ancient poets; (b) we examine the symbolism underlying the procession of elders, dancing women, griffin, chariot...
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Dante's The Divine Comedy 2019 Lecture 26: Purgatorio Lecture 9: Terraces 6 and 7, The Dream of Leah and Rachel, and Virgil's Final Words

Alexander Schmid Podcast - November 19, 2019 18:41 - 41 minutes ★★★★★ - 4 ratings
In this lecture, we focus on: (a) examples of gluttony and temperance on Terrace 6 and meet Forese Donatio and Bonagiunta da Lucca there; (b) examples of chastity and lust on Terrace 7 and meet Guido Guinizzelli and Arnaut Daniel; (c) we then see Dante's final dream (3/3) of Leah and Rachel in a...
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Dante's The Divine Comedy 2019 Lecture 25: Purgatorio Lecture 8: Statius’ Debt to Virgil, his Prodigality, and Examples of Generosity

Alexander Schmid Podcast - November 14, 2019 18:49 - 27 minutes ★★★★★ - 4 ratings
In this lecture, we discuss (a) Virgil's professional and religious debt to Virgil, (b) Virgil's "Eclogue IV" and how it could be construed as a work of "Christian Prophecy"; and (c) we conclude with some Christmas Holiday themed examples of generosity and poverty: (1) the birth of Jesus (to Mar...
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Dante’s The Divine Comedy Lecture 24: Purgatorio Lecture 7: Examples of Sloth, The Dream of the Siren, 5th Cornice: Avarice, Meet Statius (Cantos 18-22)

Alexander Schmid Podcast - November 13, 2019 18:46 - 37 minutes ★★★★★ - 4 ratings
In this lecture, we (a) considered examples of zeal, the slothful penitents, and examples of sloth; (b) we examined the second dream in Purgatory, the dream of the Siren, and its (1) allegorical significance and (2) prefiguration of the final three terraces of Purgatory; (c) we conclude by meeti...
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ÁLBUM DE FAMÍLIA - THE DIVINE COMEDY

RADAR 97.8fm podcasts - Portuguese - November 13, 2019 15:49 - 55 minutes ★★★★★ - 1 rating
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ÁLBUM DE FAMÍLIA - THE DIVINE COMEDY

RADAR 97.8fm podcasts - Portuguese - November 13, 2019 15:49 - 55 minutes ★★★★★ - 1 rating
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53. The Divine Comedy – Songs of Love

Le Podcast de Sylvia Hansel - French - November 08, 2019 00:00 - 17 minutes
Encore émerveillée par le récent concert à la salle Pleyel, j'ai eu envie de parler de l'un de mes songwriters préférés, Neil Hannon. Et de reprendre la superbe pièce centrale de l'album "Casanova", qui a beaucoup compté pour moi…
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Dante’s The Divine Comedy Lecture 23: Purgatorio Lecture 6: Day 3: (15-18): Anger, Free-will, Love, and Sloth

Alexander Schmid Podcast - November 07, 2019 18:49 - 33 minutes ★★★★★ - 4 ratings
In this lecture we (a) conclude the analysis by Marco Lombardo of the relationship between the influence of the stars and free will; (b) we observe examples of the expiating virtue of "gentleness/meekness" and the vice of wrath; (c) we then spend the middle cantos of "Purgatorio" (and the entire...
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Dante's The Divine Comedy 2019: Lecture 22: Purgatorio Cantos 13-17 (The cornices of Envy and then Anger) (Purgatory Lecture 5)

Alexander Schmid Podcast - November 06, 2019 18:47 - 36 minutes ★★★★★ - 4 ratings
In this lecture, we (a) review the structure of Purgatory proper: (1) exemplary art, (2) penitent sinners, (3) vicious art; (b) we observed examples of love/charity as expiating virtue to envy and considered the nature of envy through (1) historical personages and (2) examples of envy in art (fr...
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Dante's The Divine Comedy 2019: Lecture 21: Cantos 10-14 (1st Cornice of Pride, and 2nd Cornice of Envy (Purgatory Lecture 4))

Alexander Schmid Podcast - October 31, 2019 17:54 - 39 minutes ★★★★★ - 4 ratings
In this lecture, we discuss (a) the difference between vices and sins, (b) the structure of the terraces of Purgatory proper: (1) exemplary virtue in art, (2) sinner in process of expiation, (3) exemplary vice in art; and (c) we observed the art and sinners themselves in the Terrace of the Proud...
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Dante's The Divine Comedy 2019: Lecture 21: Purgatorio Cantos 10-14 (1st Cornice of Pride, and 2nd Cornice of Envy (Purgatory Lecture 4))

Alexander Schmid Podcast - October 31, 2019 17:54 - 39 minutes ★★★★★ - 4 ratings
In this lecture, we discuss (a) the difference between vices and sins, (b) the structure of the terraces of Purgatory proper: (1) exemplary virtue in art, (2) sinner in process of expiation, (3) exemplary vice in art; and (c) we observed the art and sinners themselves in the Terrace of the Proud...
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Dante's The Divine Comedy 2019: Lecture 20: Purgatorio Cantos 5-9 (Purgatory Lecture 3)

Alexander Schmid Podcast - October 29, 2019 17:39 - 40 minutes ★★★★★ - 4 ratings
In this lecture, we discuss: (a) the late-repentant: unabsolved/violent death with Buonconte da Montefeltro and Pia Tolomei; (b) the late-repentant: negligent with Sordello; and (c) we consider the drama of the angels and serpent, the gate of Purgatory, and various ways Dante portrays the purgat...
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Dante's The Divine Comedy 2019: Lecture 19: Purgatorio Cantos 1-4 (Purgatory Lecture 2)

Alexander Schmid Podcast - October 23, 2019 17:37 - 35 minutes ★★★★★ - 4 ratings
In this lecture we discuss (a) the major themes of Purgatory, especially rebirth (renaissance, renovatio); (b) the angel, Cato, Casella, and putting the past (one's body, loves, and memories) behind one's self; and (c) Manfred and the excommunicated and Belacqua and the Late-Repentant due to apa...
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Dante's The Divine Comedy 2019: Lecture 18: Preface to Purgatorio (Purgatory Lecture 1)

Alexander Schmid Podcast - October 21, 2019 17:14 - 28 minutes ★★★★★ - 4 ratings
In this lecture, we discuss (a) structural similarities and differences between Dante's "Purgatorio" and Dante's "Inferno"; (b) we examine the presence of work, time, rest, hope, and transformation in Dante's "Purgatorio", and (c) we conclude by considering the steps of repentance and the two di...
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Avec The Divine Comedy, d’autres voix pop mélodieuses, entre ironie et tendresse

Very Good Trip - French - October 14, 2019 10:00 - 53 minutes ★★★★★ - 15 ratings
durée : 00:53:48 - Very Good Trip - par : Michka Assayas - Ce soir, Michka Assayas vous a concocté une belle soirée musicale. On connaît bien Neil Hannon en France, on l’apprécie beaucoup chez nous depuis son apparition il y a près de trente ans déjà, au début des années quatre-vingt-dix. C’est u...
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Dante's The Divine Comedy 2019: Lecture 17b: Epilogue: The Descent/Ascent up Satan and Exit to the Stars (Canto 34)

Alexander Schmid Podcast - October 10, 2019 16:58 - 16 minutes ★★★★★ - 4 ratings
In this lecture, we conclude Dante's "Inferno". First (a) we climb down and then up Satan's legs and explain the "reorienting" nature of the journey and transition between hemispheres; (b) we consider Dante's view, allegorically interpreted, of the source of all evil, and (c) we observe Dante an...
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Dante's The Divine Comedy 2019: Lecture 17a: Review of the Whole Inferno (Cantos 1-34)

Alexander Schmid Podcast - October 09, 2019 18:00 - 32 minutes ★★★★★ - 4 ratings
In this lecture, we consider the entirety of Dante's "Inferno" with particular respect given to: (a) structural aspects of Dante's "The Divine Comedy";(b) outlining all the circles, one through nine, and major characters and figures within them, (c) major geographical features of Hell, and (d) m...
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Dante's The Divine Comedy 2019: Lecture 16: Traitors to Guests, Rightful Lords, and Satan Pt. 1 (Cantos 33-34)

Alexander Schmid Podcast - October 08, 2019 18:00 - 31 minutes ★★★★★ - 4 ratings
In this lecture, we discuss (a) Ptolomaea and Fra. Alberigo's deceptive dinner, (b) the entrance to the final region of Cocytus: Judecca, and (c) the vision and appearance of Lucifer and the traitors lodged eternally in his mouth, in an un-transformative feast. --- Send in a voice message: ht...
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Dante's The Divine Comedy 2019: Lecture 15: Cocytus and the Traitors to Family and Country Pt. 1 (Cantos 32-33)

Alexander Schmid Podcast - October 03, 2019 17:44 - 30 minutes ★★★★★ - 4 ratings
In this lecture, we consider (a) the giants their acts of transgressing as prefigurations of Lucifer's transgression; (b) we descend to the frozen river Cocytus and meet Bocca who has his name betrayed by another traitorous soul; and (c) we conclude by witnessing the false-sacramental feast of o...
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Dante's The Divine Comedy 2019: Lecture 14: The Deceitful Counselors, Schismatics, Falsifiers, and Descent to Dis (Cantos 26-31)

Alexander Schmid Podcast - October 01, 2019 18:09 - 39 minutes ★★★★★ - 4 ratings
In this lecture, we discuss (a) Odysseus' transgressing and the destructive flame-like nature of speaking (falsely); (b) observe the drama of Guido da  Montafeltro; (c) we observe the Schismatics (Ditch 9) and then Myrhha, Master Adam, and Sinon in Ditch 10, and then (d) like towers in the dista...
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Dante's The Divine Comedy 2019: Lecture 13: The Malebranche, Thieves, and Deceitful Counselors (Cantos 21-26)

Alexander Schmid Podcast - September 25, 2019 18:15 - 34 minutes ★★★★★ - 4 ratings
In this lecture, we consider (a) the Malebranche and their allegorical, dramatic, and comic significance; (b) we observe the hypocrites and then Dante's essence-altering transformation of thieves and epic; (c) we conclude with observing Vanni Fucci's weaponized use of truth and by finally reachi...
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Dante's The Divine Comedy 2019: Lecture 12: Panderers and Seducers, Flatterers, Simoniacs and Future-Seers (Cantos 18-21)

Alexander Schmid Podcast - September 23, 2019 18:10 - 26 minutes ★★★★★ - 4 ratings
In this lecture, we (a) introduce the first four bolgias of Circle 8: the Malebolgia; (b) we consider the specific sinners of Jason of the Argonauts and Venedico Caccianemico among the panderers and seducers; (b) we then observe the sins and punishments of the flatterers, including Thais, and th...
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