Dante Inferno, Canto 8: PHLEGYAS

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Canto 8: PHLEGYAS

Engraver: Gustave Doré

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PHLEGYAS

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Phlegyas’ anger

Apollo raped his daughter

So he burned temple

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Gods are dangerous

Apollo killed Phlegyas

Phlegyas in Hell

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Phlegyas works now

Ferries souls across the Styx

To lower circles

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NOTE: The fifth circle punishes the angry as well the sullen and slothful. The angry are in the marshy River Styx, and they attack each other. This is the last circle devoted to punishing the sins of incontinence.

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https://davidbruceblog.wordpress.com/2017/01/07/dantes-inferno-canto-8-retelling-the-boatman-phlegyas-and-filippo-argenti/

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