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THE DECAMERON- written by Giovanni Boccaccio (1313 - 1375) - Italian poet andRenaissance Humanist- translated by G.H. McWilliamGreek words: “déka” (ten); “hēméra” (day)a portrayal of everyday life, wit and mockery following a framed structurecomprises 100 novellas told by 10 men and women over a 10-day journey away fromplague-infested Florence*plague - a disastrous evil or affliction80% of Europe was hit by the plaguesetting was used in creating a band of youthful boys and girls who shared different storiesto forget the horrors of the plagueG.H. McWilliam - writes that women probably represent the:Cardinal VirtuesPrudence, Justice, Temperance, and Fortitude
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