Giovanni Boccaccio the Humanist

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

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1822 engraving of Giovanni Boccaccio

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