Canto 16of Dante’s Inferno By Robby Seibert Engl. 230-10
Overview of Canto XVI • Canto 16 takes place in the 3rd round of the 7th circle. • Dante is met by three of his fellow citizens who have died. • They recognize him by his clothing. • After talking to them, he remembers them as townspeople of Florence.
Overview of Canto XVI (part 2) • It is brought up how Jacopo Rusticucci accused his wife of sodomy. • They question Dante as to the state of their beloved Florence. • Virgil later throws Dante’s cord into the “deep abyss”, summoning the being that lives in it known as Geryon.
Landscape of Canto XVI • Canto 16 opens in the third round of seventh circle. • Water can be heard rushing down into the lower circles. • Seventh circle includes a dark abyss.
Characters of the XVI • Dante is recognized by three souls from Florence: • Guido Guerra • Jacopo Rusticucci • Tegghiaio Aldobrandi • Geryon- A past king who was slain by Hercules. • Dante • Virgil
Guido Guerra Jacopo Rusticucci Tegghiaio Aldobrandi Geryon