Hell: Circle IX 3rd Zone: Ptolemy
Damned: Traitors of the Guests
The third zone is named after Ptolemy, governor of Jericho, who treasonously
killed Simon Maccabeus and his sons, who had invited to a banquet in his house;
or by Ptolemy (Pd.), king of Egypt, who killed Pompey (Pd.), who took refuge in
his city, thinking with this act of acquiring the favor of Caesar.
Pena: The damned keep their faces facing upwards so that the tears freeze
forming a crystal mask on the eyes and pushing back the tears that have just