barrator


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barrator

a person guilty of BARRATRY.

BARRATOR, crimes. One who has been guilty of the offence of barratry.

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The visual immediacy of Dante's Hell is at a maximum in the Malebolge, and particularly in cantos XXI and XXII, involving the barrators boiled in pitch and the escape of Ciampola, the corrupt official from Navarra.
The very beginning of the ditches of fraud contains the panderers and seducers, fitting descriptions of Mosca and Corbaccio's attempt to prostitute Corbaccio's wife Celia, and Voltore would find himself, if not at ease, at least in familiar circumstances in the fifth bolgia in the boiling pitch where the barrators pay the price for their manipulation of the law for personal gain.
The opening of Inferno 21, in which Dante compares the barrators boiling in tar to the hubbub of the Venetian arsenal, exemplifies the lucidity of the translation.