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A Concise Introduction to Dante’s Inferno

In this lecture, I provide a concise overview of hell and understanding the construction of hell in Dante’s Inferno.

0:00 – Introduction
5:12 – Limbo
11:55 – Lust
17:35 – Gluttony
18:28 – Greed
21:00 – Wrath
24: 30 – Heresy
31:01 – Violence Against Nature
37:21 – Fraud
45:32 – Treachery
53:52 – Conclusion and Ascent to Purgatory


Hesiod, Paul Krause in real life, is the editor of VoegelinView and a writer on art, culture, literature, politics, and religion for numerous journals, magazines, and newspapers. He is the author of The Odyssey of Love and the Politics of Plato, and a contributor to the College Lecture Today and the forthcoming book Diseases, Disasters, and Political Theory. He holds master’s degrees in philosophy and theology (biblical & religious studies) from the University of Buckingham and Yale, and a bachelor’s degree in economics, history, and philosophy from Baldwin Wallace University.


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