INFERNO: Canto 19 - The Sycophantic Simonists

September 2, 2020




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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