Youth, beauty, and love, wit, gayety and laughter,
are the component parts of the delightful picture
conjured up by the mere name of Giovanni Boccaccio,
the prince of story-tellers for al...
The Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375) is best known for the Decameron. For his Latin works and his role in reviving Hellenistic learning in Florence, he may be considered one of the early ...