Dante, Love, and Friendship: Christianity and Classical Culture, Episode 32

Continuing on the previous episode's discussion of the Commedia as a journey made with “a little help from his friends,” Dr. Fleming expands on the ideas of friendship, whether you can be friends with someone who is not virtuous, whether his relationship with Vergil is considered a “friendship,” and the various “friends” Dante meets throughout his journey.


Original Air Date: September 3, 2019
Show Run Time: 21 minutes
Show Guest(s): Dr. Thomas Fleming
Show Host(s): Stephen Heiner

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2 Responses

  1. Thomas Fleming Thomas Fleming says:

    Continuing on the previous episode’s discussion of the Commedia as a journey made with “a little help from his friends,” Dr. Fleming expands on the ideas of friendship, whether you can be friends with someone who is not virtuous, whether his relationship with Vergil is considered a “friendship,” and the various “friends” Dante meets throughout his journey.

  2. Avatar Robert Reavis says:

    I appreciated the references to the limitation of language for all of reality. No such thing as “just” snow or “just”wine or music or love or wonder. I once knew a Greek and Latin professor who refused a nice teaching position for the reason “My criticisms are chiefly not about the college per se but about the impossibility of sending a young person to college without his having been to school. The liberal arts college begins with wonder and ends in wisdom. But the freshman has had wonder pretty much crushed out of him.”