Dante's Inferno Canto 30 Summary and Analysis

Dante Alighieri

Canto 30 Summary and Analysis

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Gianni Schicchi: Falsifier who dressed as Buoso and dictated a new will

Myrrha: According to Ovid disguised self and was impregnated by own father (King of Cyprus); turned into a myrtle tree and bore Adonis—a son—through the bark

Master Adam: Counterfeited Romena coins bearing John the Baptist

Guido, Alexander, and their Brother: Blamed for Adam’s counterfeiting; part of the Conti Guidi family

Sinon of Troy: Greek spy who persuaded the Trojans to bring the wooden horse into the gates of Troy

The False Wife: Reference to the wife of Potiphar (Book of Genesis); tries to lie with Joseph and, when he refuses, falsely accuses him...

(The entire section is 651 words.)