David Bruce: Outline of Dante INFERNO

Outline of the Inferno

Cantos 1-2: Dark Wood of Error

Virgil arrives at the request of three heavenly ladies to be Dante’s guide through the Inferno and up the Mountain of Purgatory.

Canto 3: Vestibule of Hell

Sinners who never took a stand in life either for or against are punished here. Neither Heaven nor Hell wants them.

Canto 4: Limbo (Circle 1)

Circle 1: The virtuous pagans are separated from God, but they are not tortured.

Cantos 5-8: Sins ofIncontinence — Circles 2-5

Canto 5: Circle 2: Lustful

Canto 6: Circle 3: Gluttonous

Canto 7: Circle 4: Spendthrifts and Misers

Cantos 7-8: Circle 5: Angry and Sullen/Slothful.

Cantos 9-10: Sin of Heresy (Circle 6)

Cantos 9-10: Circle 6: Heretics

Canto 11: Virgil Explains the Classification of Sins

Canto 11: Dante and Virgil rest in order to grow used to the stench arising from the lower Circles.

Cantos 12-14: Sins of Violence (Circle 7)

Circle 7 has three concentric parts:

Canto 12: River of Boiling Blood: Violent Against Others

Canto 13: Wood: Suicides, including Violent Wasters

Cantos 14-16: Desert: Blasphemers (Canto 14), Sodomites (Cantos 15-16), Greedy Moneylenders (Canto 16)

Cantos 17-30: Simple Fraud (Without Treachery) — Circle 8

Canto 17: Geryon brings Dante and Virgil down into Circle 8.

Circle 8 has 10 “evil pouches” (Bolge) of Malebolge:

Note: “Bolge” is plaural’ “bolgia” is singular.

Canto 18: Bolgia 1: Panderers and Seducers

Canto 18: Bolgia 2: Flatterers

Canto 19: Bolgia 3: Simonists

Canto 20: Bolgia 4: Sorcerers

Cantos 21-22: Bolgia 5: Grafters

Canto 23: Bolgia 6: Hypocrites

Cantos 24-25: Bolgia 7: Thieves

Cantos 26-27: Bolgia 8: Evil Counselors/Misusers of Great Abilities

Canto 28: Bolgia 9: Schismatics

Cantos 29-30: Bolgia 10: Counterfeiters of Various Kinds (Counterfeiters of Money, Impersonators, Liars, Alchemists)

Cantos 31-34: Complex Fraud (With Treachery) — Circle 9

Canto 31: The giant Antaeus lowers Dante and Virgil into Circle 9.

Circle 9 has 4 concentric rings of ice:

Canto 32: Caina: Traitors to Kin/Family

Canto 32: Antenora: Traitors to City or Country

Canto 33: Tolomea: Traitors to Guests/Hosts

Canto 34: Judecca: Traitors to Benefactors

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Here are links to my retellings of Dante’s Inferno

INFERNO: CANTO 1  RETELLING

INFERNO: CANTO 2  RETELLING

INFERNO: CANTO 3  RETELLING

INFERNO: CANTO 4  RETELLING

INFERNO: CANTO 5 RETELLING

INFERNO: CANTO 6  RETELLING

INFERNO: CANTO 7  RETELLING

INFERNO: CANTO 8 RETELLING

INFERNO: CANTO 9 RETELLING

INFERNO: CANTO 10  RETELLING

INFERNO: CANTO 11 RETELLING

INFERNO: CANTO 12  RETELLING

INFERNO: CANTO 13  RETELLING

INFERNO: CANTO 14 RETELLING

INFERNO: CANTO 15 RETELLING

INFERNO: CANTO 16 RETELLING

INFERNO: CANTO 17 RETELLING

INFERNO: CANTO 18 RETELLING

INFERNO: CANTO 19 RETELLING

INFERNO: CANTO 20 RETELLING

INFERNO: CANTO 21 RETELLING

INFERNO: CANTO 22 RETELLING

INFERNO: CANTO 23 RETELLING

INFERNO: CANTO 24 RETELLING

INFERNO: CANTO 25 RETELLING

INFERNO: CANTO 26 RETELLING

INFERNO: CANTO 27 RETELLING

INFERNO: CANTO 28 RETELLING

INFERNO: CANTO 29 RETELLING

INFERNO: CANTO 30 RETELLING

INFERNO: CANTO 31 RETELLING

INFERNO: CANTO 32 RETELLING

INFERNO: CANTO 33 RETELLING

INFERNO: CANTO 34 RETELLING

Free eBooks by David Bruce (pdfs) (Includes Discussion Guides for Inferno, Purgatory, and Paradise)

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https://davidbrucemusic.wordpress.com/dante-books-and-links/

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INFERNO SMASHWORDS (EBOOKS)

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