Eels in Decameron

Eels in Decameron

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Folio u1v of Giovanni Boccaccio’s the Decameron. In Italian, printed by Johannes and Gregorius de Gregoriis, 1492

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  • Ciacco and Biondello and the Eels

    story by Wietse van Eijsden

    The eel is a long, thin, snake-like fish, some types of which can be eaten. Eels play an important role in the eighth novella of the ninth day of the Decameron. In this tour we will follow the plot on an original miniature. After that, we will inspect the similarities between the main characters and the eels. But let’s start off with a few lines from the original text...

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