This I say, who see its certain coming. As they circle the terrace, the two groups of penitents greet each other in a way Dante compares to ants:. Those doing so claim that there is no worse punishment in all of Purgatory.

Our Father, You who dwell within the heavens but are not circumscribed by them out of Your greater love for Your first works above, Praised be Your name and Your omnipotence, by every creature, just as it is seemly to offer thanks to Your sweet effluence. Today purgatory can refer to any place or situation in which suffering and misery are felt to be sharp but temporary. Sayers , Purgatory , Introduction, p.

And I was where the friends of Ganymede he left behind stood so it seemed and upward gazed, when he was raped aloft to Heaven's consistory. Oderisi of Gubbio is an example of pride in achievements — he was a noted artist of illuminated manuscripts. In reply to the angel's challenge, Virgil declares that a lady from heaven brought them there and directed them to the gate.