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Day 5, The Second Story - Giovanni Boccaccio - The Decameron (File, MP3)

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  1. Summary. Fiammetta tells a story about a young man from Sicily named Andreuccio di Pietro, who sets out for Naples with gold florins in his purse to buy some horses. When he arrives, he tries to buy horses, but is unable to, despite flashing around the money he carries. A beautiful young prostitute (Madam Fiordaliso) sees him with his money, and decides she wants it for herself.
  2. Pietro di Vinciolo Intro. Storyteller: Dioneo; Dioneo can't explain why, but it seems as though humans are more likely to laugh at something wicked than at something virtuous.
  3. The Decameron (/ d ɪ ˈ k æ m ər ə n /; Italian: Decameron [deˈkaːmeron, dekameˈrɔn, -ˈron] or Decamerone [dekameˈroːne]), subtitled Prince Galehaut (Old Italian: Prencipe Galeotto [ˈprentʃipe ɡaleˈɔtto, ˈprɛn-]) and sometimes nicknamed l'Umana commedia ("the Human comedy"), is a collection of novellas by the 14th-century Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio (–).Author: Giovanni Boccaccio.
  4. Decameron, collection of tales by Giovanni Boccaccio, probably composed between and The work is regarded as a masterpiece of classical Italian prose. While romantic in tone and form, it breaks from medieval sensibility in its insistence on the human ability to overcome, even exploit.
  5. Giovanni Boccaccio - Giovanni Boccaccio - The Decameron.: It was probably in the years –53 that Boccaccio composed the Decameron in the form in which it is read today. In the broad sweep of its range and its alternately tragic and comic views of life, it is rightly regarded as his masterpiece. Stylistically, it is the most perfect example of Italian classical prose, and its influence on.
  6. The opening story is the first of many stories in The Decameron that poke fun at religion. Cepparello is a terrible man who delights in doing evil things, and yet he is able to con a clergyman into believing he is of such purity and goodwill he should be considered for sainthood.
  7. The Decameron is set in , when the Black Death was ravaging the city of Florence, as portrayed by Boccaccio in his famous description of plague's effect on people and places. While chaos reigns in the streets and every friendship or kinship is broken by the plague's fear, seven young gentlewomen gather in the church of Santa Maria Novella.
  8. The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio by Giovanni Boccaccio Trans. John Payne Styled byLimpidSoft.
  9. First day second story; Study Guide. Decameron First Day, Second Story. By Giovanni Boccaccio. Previous First Day, First Story Next First Day, Third Story. First Day, Second Story. Abraham and Jehannot de Chevigny Intro. Storyteller: Neifile;.

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