Antioco is an old man and trusted servant of Uzbek who appears in Panfilo’s second tale (II, 7). Despite his old age, Antioco falls in love with Alatiel while Uzbek leaves her in his care during the war. He is the first of Alatiel’s lovers to speak her language, and when Uzbek dies, they flee Turkey together. When he falls ill and nears death, he leaves Alatiel in the care of his friend the Cypriot Merchant.
Antioco Character Timeline in The Decameron
The timeline below shows where the character Antioco appears in The Decameron. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Day 2: Seventh Tale
...to war against Basano, Uzbek leaves Alatiel in the care of a trusted advisor named Antioco, who has fallen in love with Alatiel because of her beauty. Antioco speaks her language,... (full context)