Dante’s INFERNO, Canto 33: TOLOMEA

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TOLOMEA

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Traitors against guests

Named after Captain Ptolemy

Murdered relatives

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NOTE: In the third ring of Circle 9 are punished those who were treacherous to guests. This ring, Tolomea, is named after Ptolemy, a captain of Jericho, who invited his father-in-law and his father-in-law’s three sons to a meal and then murdered them: See 1 Maccabees 16:11-17.

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