INFERNO: Canto 19 - The Sycophantic Simonists

September 2, 2020

 

 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.

 

Further Reading:

The "Zanca" of temporal power

Holy Cannabis
James Joyce's "The Sisters"  and Canto 19

 

 

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