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Canto 15 Summary and Analysis

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Violent Against Nature: Committed sins against the body and Nature; punished by running; Including Sodomites and alcoholics.

When the two continue their journey Dante notes that the banks of the river are comparable to the dikes of Flanders and of Padua, Italy. They see the Violent against Nature who are running perpetually. One of these runners speaks and Dante sees that it is Brunetto Latini, a former advisor to Dante. They greet each other and convers; Dante thanks him and Brunetto predicts that Dante will be treated poorly by those in Florence. Latini notes Dante's merits and speaks ill of the injustice of Florence. Dante asks him who is...

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