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The sodomites, politicians and captains: Iacopo Rusticucci, Guido Guerra, Tegghiaio Aldobrandi

Circle VII, Ring III. The "violent against nature" are condemned to be burnt by a firestorm

"If the misery of this soft place
⁠Bring in disdain ourselves and our entreaties,
and our aspect black and blistered,
Let the renown of us thy mind incline
⁠To tell us who thou art, who thus securely
⁠Thy living feet dost move along through Hell.
He in whose footprints thou dost see me treading,
⁠Naked and skinless though he now may go,
⁠Was of a greater rank than thou dost think;
He was the grandson of the good Gualdrada;
⁠His name was Guidoguerra, and in life
⁠Much did he with his wisdom and his sword.
The other, who close by me treads the sand,
⁠Tegghiaio Aldobrandi is, whose fame
⁠Above there in the world should welcome be.
And I, who with them on the cross am placed,
⁠Jacopo Rusticucci was; and truly
⁠My savage wife, more than aught else, doth harm me."

Inferno, XVI, 28-45; 67-72 
transl. by H.W. Longfellow

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