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In a message dated 10/24/2003 12:12:53 AM Eastern Daylight Time, [log in to unmask] writes:

> Steve
>
> Your find a allusion to homosexuality in the men in the
> evening eyeing each other.  I do not.

Rick:

If you look back to canto XI you'll see that three groups of sinners are on this circle of hell: blasphersers, sodomites, and those that deny God:

(Inferno XI, 46-48)
Violence can be done the Deity,
  In heart denying and blaspheming Him,
  And by disdaining Nature and her bounty.

Which of the three groups do you think Dante encounters in Canto XV? Are you saying that canto XV does not refer to the sodomites?

-- Steve --