INFERNO: Canto 19 - The Sycophantic Simonists


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