French And Italian | Life in Hell
E103 | 0046 | Storey

"Life in Hell" considers how humanity has conceived of and used Hell
from the Mesopotamians to the modern state. This course will examine
notions of justice, reward and punishment, public vs. private
behavior, political control, systems of belief and our relationship to
the past. Readings will include selections from numerous authors and,
after a general orientation to the topic, will focus on the
development of Hell from Vergil to Dante and the moderns.