Dante’s INFERNO, Canto 32: BOCCA

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Engraver: Gustave Doré

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BOCCA

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“Why did you kick me?

“Who are you to kick sinners?

“I won’t say my name!”

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NOTE: Dante kicks hard one of the sinners frozen in the ice, perhaps accidentally. The sinner screams at him. Dante asks the sinner for his name, but the sinner does not want to be remembered in the Land of the Living. Dante begins to tear out the sinner’s hair. Another sinner, however, identifies this sinner to Dante. He is Bocca, and in 1260, at the Battle of Montaperti, he betrayed his city: Florence.

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