In Dioneo’s ninth tale (IX, 10), Father Gianni is an Apulian priest who supplements his church wages by becoming a small-time trader. He befriends Neighbor Pietro and his wife Gemmata. When he has sex with Gemmata in front of Pietro, he’s performing the role of fabliaux priest and contributing to the anticlerical satire in The Decameron which sees priests as oversexed.
Father Gianni Character Timeline in The Decameron
The timeline below shows where the character Father Gianni appears in The Decameron. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Day 9: Tenth Tale
Neighbor Pietro, who had been silent, exclaims that he doesn’t want the tail. Father Gianni finishes his business, then tells Pietro that this interruption ruined the magic and there’s no... (full context)