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Pier da Medicina

throat slit and uses the slit like a mouth; asks Dante to remember him and to warn a couple friends about a coup

Curio

convinced Caesar to betray his friend Pompey and invade the city of Rome; tongue is cut in half

Mosca

contributed to the strife between the Guelphs and the Ghibellines; has his hands chopped off; runs away after Dante tells him he brought death to his own family

Bertran de Born

carries his head in his arms; turned Prince Henry against his Father, King Henry II

Geri del Bello

Dante's relative who was atop a bridge pointing at Dante and screaming curses; killed in a feud between the Alighieris and the Sachettis and not yet revenged

Griffolino

alchemist who was burned for telling the Bishop of Siena he could make his son fly

Capocchio

alchemist renowned for creating credible imitations of precious metals; makes fun of the Sienese despite being from Siena

Semele

beautiful Theban princess who was impregnated by Jupiter

Athamas

Semele's brother-in-law who is driven insane by Juno and kills one of his sons

Ino

Athamas' wife who commits double suicide rather than being killed by her husband

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