Shadows borne onward by the aforesaid stress.
Whereupon said I: Master, who are those
People, whom the black air so castigates?
The first of those, of whom intelligence
Thou fain wouldst have, then said he unto me,
The empress was of many languages.
To sensual vices she was so abandoned,
That lustful she made licit in her law,
To remove the blame to which she had been led.
Inferno, Canto V, 49-57
Discourse on Lust
- Luxuria (Lust) by Alberto Morillas
- "Animalistic and beautiful."