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THE DIVINE COMEDY





OF DANTE ALIGHIERI

(1265-1321)





CANTICLE I: INFERNO



CONTENTS





Inferno





I. The Dark Forest.

The Hill of Difficulty. The Panther,

the Lion, and the Wolf. Virgil.

II. The Descent.

Dante's Protest and Virgil's Appeal.

The Intercession of the Three Ladies Benedight.

III. The Gate of Hell.

The Inefficient or Indifferent.

Pope Celestine V. The Shores of Acheron. Charon.

The Earthquake and the Swoon.

IV. The First Circle, Limbo: Virtuous Pagans and the Unbaptized.

The Four Poets, Homer, Horace, Ovid, and Lucan. The Noble

Castle of Philosophy.

V. The Second Circle: The Wanton.

Minos. The Infernal Hurricane.

Francesca da Rimini.

VI. The Third Circle: The Gluttonous.

Cerberus. The Eternal Rain.

Ciacco. Florence.



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