Elissa as a New Dido: Greece, the East, and the Westward Movement of Culture in the Decameron

Livanos, Christopher
June 2010
Heliotropia;Jun2010, Vol. 7 Issue 1/2, p133
Academic Journal
An essay is presented on the Greek settings in the book "Decameron," by Giovanni Boccaccio. It explores how he deals with Vergilian motifs elsewhere in his work. It analyzes the way Greek islands function through-out the book and its overall structure. It examines the representation of the Greek world as a place of journeying in the book.


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