Liscia is Filomena’s maid, and Pampinea assigns her to kitchen duty with Misia, bringing Parmeno’s plans for meals to fruition. At the beginning of Day VI, she fights with Tindaro, arguing that his friend Sirisco’s wife was certainly not a virgin on her wedding night. She performs the gender- and class-based stereotype of the talkative, somewhat abusive, and crude lower-class woman. Moreover, her insistence that women aren’t foolish enough, as a rule, to preserve their virginity for marriage or to be chaste afterwards provides the impetus for the tales on Day VII.
Liscia Character Timeline in The Decameron
The timeline below shows where the character Liscia appears in The Decameron. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Day 6: Introduction
Day 6: Conclusion