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22nd April 2020 by

Tales from The Decameron

Tales from The Decameron (1916) John William Waterhouse

Tales from Giovanni Boccaccio’s ‘The Decameron’ are being currently being recounted [in synopsis form, with link to John Payne et al’s translation] on LCAHM’s Facebook page¬†https://www.facebook.com/LCAHM/

In Florence in 1348 the whole city hunkered down and fought its way day by day through the worst pandemic Europe at that time had ever experienced. Ten young Florentines – seven women and three men – referred to as the ‘Brigata’ decide to escape the Black Death and stay in a villa in the countryside outside Florence for two weeks. Each agrees to tell one story each day for ten days …

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