Few details in Virgil's description of the underworld have elicited more comment than his treatment of the sinners Ixion and Pirithous
quid memorem Lapithas, Ixiona Pirithoumque?
quos super atra silex iam iam lapsura cadentique
imminet adsimilis; lucent genialibus altis
aurea fulcra toris; epulaeque ante ora paratae
regifico luxu; Furiarum maxima iuxta
accubat et manibus prohibet contingere mensas
exsurgitque facem attollens atque intonat ore
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