List of Characters
Note: The Canto in which the characters first appear is listed after their names.
Dante (Canto I)—The writer, narrator, main character, and traveler in The Inferno.
Virgil (Canto I)—Ancient Roman poet who appears to Dante and becomes his guide.
Aeneas (Canto II)—A character from Virgil’s Aeneid; “author of young Silvius’ birth.”
Alessio Interminei (Canto XVIII)—A White Guelph; a flatterer with “slick” manners.
Alexandro degli Alberto (Canto XXXII)—One of two shades in Region i, Circle IX; one of the brothers who slew one another in a fight over family land.
Antaeus (Canto XXXI)—One of the giants visible from the waist up above the rim of the well; he is invincible on earth but not in the air or sky; carries Virgil and Dante to the pit bottom.
Aretine (Canto XXIX)—Griffolino d’Arezza; a physicist; took money for promising miracles; burned at stake for falsifying.
Barrators (Canto XXI)—Sinners who made money in public office.
Beatrice (Canto II)—Woman who begs Virgil to rescue Dante (Heavenly Wisdom).
Bertrand de Born (Canto XXVIII)—Headless shade who helped increase feud between Henry II of England and his young son Prince Henry.
Blasphemers (Canto XIV)—Includes Capaneus, one of seven kings in siege of Thebes.
(The entire section is 1409 words.)
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