INFERNO: Canto 20 - The Seditious Soothsayers






The Seditious Soothsayers


In this canto, Virgil and the pilgrim examine the fourth ditch of the 8th circle and the group of sinners who abused the gift of prophecy. We'll learn about a few ancient prophets and Dante will have Virgil make a correction to his own work.


FURTHER READING:

On Virgil’s Digression and Dante’s Comedìa

On The Visconti Trial and the Politics of Witchcraft