The Decameron

The Decameron

by

Giovanni Boccaccio

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Antigono Character Analysis

Antigono appears in Panfilo’s second tale (II, 7). Although he has been a wise advisor and emissary to the Cypriot king for many years, fortune has kept him from gaining wealth until he recognizes Alatiel and reunites her with Beminedab, for which he is richly rewarded. He uses his connections to reunite her with her father in grand style, and his cunning and compassion to help her come up with a believable tale about what she did while she was missing.
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Antigono Character Timeline in The Decameron

The timeline below shows where the character Antigono appears in The Decameron. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Day 2: Seventh Tale
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...Alatiel is living as the Merchant’s wife in Cyprus, she encounters a lowly gentleman named Antigono—another one of fortune’s playthings—whom she recognizes from her father’s court at Alexandria. He tells her... (full context)
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Antigono arranges Alatiel’s triumphant return to Egypt. To account for her absence, she tells her father... (full context)
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The delighted Beminedab rewards Antigono and reestablishes Alatiel’s betrothal to the King of Algarve. And somehow, even though she’s had... (full context)