Dante’s Inferno, Canto 23: HYPOCRITES


Engraver: Auguste Doré




very heavy cloaks

gold outside, iron inside

just like hypocrites


NOTE: The hypocrites are condemned to wear very heavy cloaks in the sixth bolgia of Circle 8. The cloaks are gold on the outside and iron on the inside. The hypocrites pretended to be gold, but on the inside they were made of base metal/mettle.




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