Lectura Dantis Andreapolitana - Purgatorio XV

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic lecture/debate/seminar


Co-organised with Dr Robert Wilson (St Andrews). This is a series of public readings and explanations of all 100 cantos of Dante’s Comedy organised as study days. It will be the first complete Lectura Dantis of its kind held in the UK and is free and open to everyone – all members of the university and the public.

The LDA now meets normally four times a year and continues to attract the most eminent international Dante scholars. Each meeting includes lecturae on three to four cantos, two in the morning and two in the afternoon, and concludes with a round table discussion. The LDA will reach its exact middle point and critical core with the central cantos of the 'Purgatorio', in 2013 coinciding with the celebrations for the University of St Andrews’ 600th anniversary.

A reading a critical analysis of canto XV of Purgatorio, the second 'cantica' of Dante's Comedy
Period27 Sept 2013
Held atUniversity of St Andrews


  • Dante
  • Dante criticism
  • Purgatorio