The Decameron

The Decameron

by

Giovanni Boccaccio

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Basano Character Analysis

Basano appears in Panfilo’s second tale (II, 7). As King of Cappadocia, he is negotiating an alliance with the Emperor of Constantinople against Uzbek. He gets more favorable terms after the Emperor discovers that Uzbek has kidnapped Constant, illustrating the political reach of fortune, whose machinations affect more than just Alatiel herself.
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Basano Character Timeline in The Decameron

The timeline below shows where the character Basano 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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...takes Alatiel as his wife. The Emperor of Constantinople was negotiating an alliance with King Basano against Uzbek, which he formalizes quickly after his son’s kidnapping. Called to war against Basano,... (full context)
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When Basano defeats Uzbek and marches on Turkey, Antioco and Alatiel flee to Rhodes. They are staying... (full context)