Questions tagged [divine-comedy]

Questions pertaining to the Italian poet Dante Alighieri's trilogy, the Divine Comedy. In the Divine Comedy consists of The Inferno, The Purgatorio, and The Paradiso. These books are in respective relation to Hell, Purgatory and Heaven.

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Why does Dante spend so much time in Malebolge?

Dante spends thirteen cantos in Malebolge, the eighth circle of Hell. This is a lot longer than he spends with any other circle. Why do the sinners in this circle get so much of his attention?
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Who are the Diogenes and Zeno Dante encounters in Limbo?

In Limbo Dante encounters a group of philosophers: When I had raised my eyes a little higher, I saw the master of the men who know seated in philosophic family. There all look up to him, ...