The Cecco Angiulieri who appears in Neifile’s ninth tale (IX, 4), is based on a late 13th-century poet who knew Cecco Fortarrigo. In The Decameron, he is a handsome and chivalrous young man who wants to enhance his fortunes in the papal court and who falls victim to Fortarrigo’s vices.
Cecco Angiulieri Character Timeline in The Decameron
The timeline below shows where the character Cecco Angiulieri appears in The Decameron. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Day 9: Fourth Tale
...show how sometimes a bad man’s cunning can defeat a good man’s wisdom. In Siena, Cecco Angiulieri and Cecco Fortarrigo, although very different in character, bond over their mutual hatred of their... (full context)