Great Books II   Spring 2020

  Reading Questions  

March 16




Dante - Purgatorio

Keep Reading - XXVI-XXX

  1. What's wrong with lust? Why is at the top of the mountain?
  2. Why does Virgil leave Dante?
  3. Explicate Lethe & Eunoe.
  4. What do Virgil and Beatrice, as guides, symbolize?



Machiavelli X-XVIII

  1. What is shocking about Machiavelli's advice?
  2. Where are the fingerprints of Plato?
  3. Characterize Machiavellian virtue.