Dante's Inferno Canto 26 Summary and Analysis

Dante Alighieri

Canto 26 Summary and Analysis

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Counselors of Fraud: Sinners who convince others to practice fraud; spiritual thieves who rob others of integrity

The Dual Flame: Ulysses and Diomede; planned the Trojan horse

Dante appears to praise Florence because its reputation is scattered across land, water, and Hell. Dante refers to the bitter favor which Prato wanted for the city.

As they move on the stairs, Dante reflects that he must curb his “hot spirit” so as to use wisely his good gifts. Ahead Dante sees the Eighth Trench with its fires. These spires of flame come from the bodies of each thief below. While Dante watches, he...

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