150. Dante does not mention the name of this suicide; Boccaccio
thinks, for one of two reasons; "either out of regard of his
surviving relatives, who peradventure are honorable men, and
therefore he did not wish to stain them with the infamy of so
dishonest a death, or else (as in those times, as if by a
malediction sent by God upon our city, many hanged themselves)
that each one might apply it to either he pleased of these many."