Dante’s Inferno, Canto 9: open, flaming tombs


Engraver: Gustave Doré


Open, flaming tombs

Heretics’ homes forever

Thought they were mortal


NOTE: One heresy is not believing in immortality after death. These heretics believed that they would be in a tomb for eternity after death, and they will be in a tomb for eternity.



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