THE SYCOPHANTIC SIMONISTS
In this canto, Dante and Virgil explore the 3rd valley of the Malebolge. We'll learn about the sin of Simony and meet a former Pope who has been buried upside down for twenty years. Dante also finds a way to insult one of his greatest political enemies.
The "Zanca" of temporal power
James Joyce's "The Sisters" and Canto 19