Dante's Inferno - Canto III - Argument
- Feb 5, 2014 12:30:00
- Grafisch Gepauper
Dante, following Virgil, comes to the gate of Hell; where, after having read the dreadful words that are written thereon, they both enter. Here, as he understands from Virgil, those were punished who had passed their time (for living it could not be called) in a state of apathy and indifference both to good and evil. Then, pursuing their way, they arrive at the river Acheron; and there find the old ferryman Charon, who takes the spirits over to the opposite shore; which, as soon as Dante reaches, he is seized with terror, and falls into a trance.
Dante Alighieri - The Divine Comedy - Inferno - Canto III