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Canto XI

Virgil Explains the Geography of Hell to Dante

Jasmyn Wachenheimer

on 13 November 2009

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Transcript of Canto XI

Canto XI Geography
Hell We are HERE
Circle 6 Virgil Explanation of the last three circles.
Circle 7 - violence --> 3 subdivisions: against God, oneself, and neighbors
Circle 8 - normal fraud
Circle 9 - betrayal of kin, country and party, guests, benefactors --> Satan resides
Wall of Dis Line of demarcation between
sins of incontinence and sins
of violence. Circle 6 Sins Herecy:
openly against Catholic Church
Usury Heretics Punishment Spend eternity in flaming tombs Pope Anastasius II (here confused with Emperor Anastasius) was said to have allowed the fifth-century heretic Photinus to communion.
Photinus led Pope Anastasius from the true path Allusions Sodom (line 50) - Cahors, a city in the south of France, is coupled with the biblical city of unnatural vices, Sodom.

The Nichomachean Ethics and the Physics (line 80) - works by Aristotle.

Bible - Genesis (line 107) - Dante alludes to Genesis 1:28 where God tells Adam "to replenish the earth and subdue it," and Genesis 3:19: "In the sweat of your brow you shall eat bread."
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