The Decameron

The Decameron


Giovanni Boccaccio

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Agolante Character Analysis

Agolante is a Florentine merchant who appears in Pampinea’s second tale (II, 3). He and his brothers Lamberto and Tebaldo inherit their father’s huge fortune, spend it recklessly, become successful moneylenders in England, then spend their second fortune recklessly again. They’re rescued by the good fortune of their nephew, Alessandro. They thus illustrate the turns of fortune’s wheel, alternately elevated then humbled.
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Agolante Character Timeline in The Decameron

The timeline below shows where the character Agolante appears in The Decameron. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Day 2: Third Tale
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...her tale, which will illustrate how inscrutable fortune’s motives are. She introduces Lamberto, Tebaldo, and Agolante, the sons of a rich Florentine merchant. Their father dies while they are still teenagers,... (full context)