Maso del Saggio appears in two of The Decameron’s tales: Elissa’s eighth (VIII, 3) and Filostrato’s eighth (VIII, 5). Like Calandrino and Buffalmacco, he is based on a well-known Florentine prankster. And like Bruno and Buffalmacco, he loves to take advantage of the gullible and the ignorant, as when he instigates the heliotrope trick against Calandrino and when he coordinates the pantsing of Niccola da San Lepidio.
Maso del Saggio Character Timeline in The Decameron
The timeline below shows where the character Maso del Saggio appears in The Decameron. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Day 8: Third Tale
Day 8: Fifth Tale