Decameron (Paperback)

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The Decameron, also called Prince Galehaut, is a 14th-century medieval allegory by Giovanni Boccaccio, told as a frame story encompassing 100 tales by ten young people. The book's primary title exemplifies Boccaccio's fondness for Greek philology: Decameron combines two Greek words, Greek: d ka ("ten") and (Greek: hēm ra ("day"), to form a term that means "ten-day event". Ten days is the time period in which the characters of the frame story tell their tales.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781617206962
ISBN-10: 1617206962
Publisher: SMK Books
Publication Date: March 22nd, 2012
Pages: 634
Language: English