Giovanni Boccaccio the Humanist

Boccaccio reading from the Decameron to Queen Johanna of Naples, painted by Gustave Wappers (1849)

“The nature of wit is such that its bite must be like that of a sheep rather than a dog, for if it were to bite the listener like a dog, it would no longer be wit but abuse.” -Giovanni Boccaccio, from the ‘Decameron’

1822 engraving of Giovanni Boccaccio

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