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Rome Book Club

The Rome Global Gateway, along with partners from across the University of Notre Dame campus, has launched the Rome Book Club, an open, multimedia, educational enrichment program featuring Notre Dame’s expert faculty.

Regularly throughout the year, relevant themes will be selected, and participants will be invited to join four weekly meetings to discuss books, excerpts, films, and other materials.

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A Hell of a City: Dante's Inferno on the Road to Rome

The first series of the Rome Book Club is a guide to a few iconic moments in the Inferno (Hell), the first part of the Divine Comedy written by the Italian poet Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) to recount a pilgrimage he made through Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise in the year 1300 on a quest for salvation.

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