Dante the Man, Part I: Christianity and Classical Culture, Episode 25
Another season of Christianity and Classical Culture on the Fleming Foundation. In this first episode of what will be an ongoing exploration of Dante and the Commedia, Dr. Fleming and host Stephen Heiner first discuss some good English translations to use, then go on to first discuss Dante’s family background, then the political and religious world in which he lived. Dr. Fleming discusses Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Siena, and other Italian city-states: their relationships with each other, the Church, and foreign invaders. Dr. Fleming concludes the episode by parsing the Guelph/Ghibelline feud.
Original Air Date: March 20, 2019
Show Run Time: 29 minutes
Show Guest(s): Dr. Thomas Fleming
Show Host(s): Stephen Heiner
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