Dante’s PURGATORY, Canto 20: MIDAS’ GOLDEN TOUCH

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MIDAS’ GOLDEN TOUCH

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Midas’ golden touch

All that he touched turned to gold

Food, drink, and his son

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NOTE: The sinners purging the sin of greed meditate on examples of greed. King Midas of Phrygia, in Asia Minor, prayed that everything he touched would turn to gold. The god Bacchus heard and granted his prayer. But Midas’ food and drink turned to gold, and when his son hugged him, his son turned to gold.

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https://davidbruceblog.wordpress.com/2017/02/22/dantes-purgatory-canto-20-retelling-avarice-and-wastefulness-hugh-capet/

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