The Decameron

The Decameron

by

Giovanni Boccaccio

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Constant Character Analysis

Constant appears in Panfilo’s second tale (II, 7), where he is the son of the Emperor of Constantine and the Duke of Athens’ brother-in-law. When the Prince of Morea’s allies attack Athens in revenge for the murder of the Prince, Constant supports the Duke. But he also ends up falling in love with Alatiel and takes advantage of the Duke’s absence to turn his responsibilities over to his nephew Manuel, return to Athens, kidnap her and take her to an island near Turkey. Subsequently, he himself is kidnapped by Uzbek.
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Constant Character Timeline in The Decameron

The timeline below shows where the character Constant 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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...him. The Duke of Athens mobilizes his own forces for war, calling on his brother-in-law Constant—who is the son of the Emperor of Constantinople—and Constant’s nephew Manuel. The Duke’s wife complains... (full context)
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Constant is so overpowered by Alatiel’s beauty that he understands why the Duke of Athens has... (full context)
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The Turkish King, Uzbek, hears rumors of Constant and his mistress, kidnaps the two from their bed one night, and takes Alatiel as... (full context)