There are so many cool things about The Divine Comedy, imaginary readers. It has one of the craziest and well-thought out depictions of Hell in literature, or media, period. The modern Italian language was basically pulled whole cloth from it simply because it was beautifully written. And, as mentioned above, it’s full of actual historical characters that ended up in different parts of Hell, according to Dante. Though, frankly, tossing Cleopatra in the “lust” part of Hell does her a disservice.

History: sexist.