• Designed as part of European Studies II, A Track.  This study of Dante’s Divine Comedy requires some Church history background, and some Homer and Virgil, St. Augustine and St. Aquinas..


Basic information about the books and materials for this course follows; see your Academic Packet or STAA Study Guide for full ordering details and commentary about each resource.

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Semester 1: European Studies IA Study Guide

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • Publisher/Copyright: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, . Softcover coil-bound workbook.
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  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
Student study guides and course plans for the first semester of the European Studies, A Track cycle. Designed to work in conjunction with STAA advisor support, our live classes, or the "Independent Study with Online Support" option, the STAA Study Guides include weekly reading plans, assignment directions, reflection topics, and gradebooks for the semester and help prepare students for the weekly, graded online quizzes. This guide includes multiple subjects. To further personalize your student's plan, single-subject study guides are available at www.shop.staahomeschool.com.

Portable Dante, The

  • Author: Dante Alighieri, tr. Mark Musa
  • Publisher/Copyright: Penguin Classics, 2003. Print.
  • Translator: Mark Musa
  • ISBN: 0142437549        978-0142437544
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com
704 pages

Cliffs Notes: Divine Comedy, The: Inferno

  • Author: James L. Roberts and Nikki Moustaki
  • Publisher/Copyright: Cliffs Notes, 2001. Print.
  • ISBN: 0764586548        978-0764586545
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128 pages.

DANTE: The Divine Comedy (Literature Conferences)

  • Author: Professor David A. White
  • Publisher/Copyright: STAS Audio, . MP3 CD.
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  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary
Order link: https://catholicconferences.bandcamp.com/album/divine-comedy-dante.

Teaching the Classics DVD and Workbook

  • Author: Adam Andrews and Missy Andrews
  • Publisher/Copyright: The Center for Literary Education, 2017. Print and DVD.
  • ISBN: 0988898993        978-0988898998
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

STAA Student Zone

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  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy Student Zone
There are online resources such as weekly reading quizzes, special downloads, advisor support through the Q & A forum, occasional slide shows or videos, and more for this course. To activate your student's online access, 1) submit the Course Registration form after your annual planning appointment, 2) register for the live class, or 3) register for the "Independent Study with Online Support Option." After completing one of the registration options, students (and teaching-parents) may use their usernames and passwords to sign into the member site. The STAA Student Zone is available each school year from August 1 to July 15.


Cliffs Notes: Divine Comedy, The: Paradiso [ORDER USED]

  • Author: Harold M. Priest (Editor)
  • Publisher/Copyright: Cliffs Notes, 1972. Print.
  • ISBN: 0822003961        978-0822003960
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120 pages.


Cliffs Notes: Divine Comedy, The: Purgatorio [ORDER USED]

  • Author: Harold M. Priest
  • Publisher/Copyright: Cliffs Notes, 1964. Print.
  • ISBN: 0822003945        978-0822003946
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Fall Live Class: Dante

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Small-group, advisor-led live online class for students in Grades 11 and 12 that meets every other academic week of the first semester. Advisor grading of assignments is also available for students registered for this live class.


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