The handsome young Duke of Athens appears in Panfilo’s second tale (II, 7). He is friends with the Prince of Morea. When he asks to see Alatiel, her beauty so enflames his desire that he murders his friend, has sex with her while covered in his friend’s blood, and carries her home, where he keeps her as his mistress since he is already married to the daughter of the Emperor of Constantinople.
Duke of Athens Character Timeline in The Decameron
The timeline below shows where the character Duke of Athens appears in The Decameron. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Day 2: Seventh Tale
...the window. They assemble an army that sets out toward Athens to avenge him. The Duke of Athens mobilizes his own forces for war, calling on his brother-in-law Constant—who is the son of... (full context)