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Posted by Bill on Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at 11:45pm.

~Dante Inferno~
Canto 28:
At the end of this canto, Bertran de Born, French troubadour poet and false counselor to King Henry II of England, explains that he is punished with the usual "law of counter-penalty" ("contrapasso" in Italian). How does "contrapasso" work, and how do the other souls in this canto suffer in accordance with it?

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