The Decameron

The Decameron


Giovanni Boccaccio

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Primas appears in Bergamino’s tale-in-a-tale about generosity (I,7). Based on a famously witty 13th-century cleric and Latin poet, in Filostrato’s version, a broke and unlucky Primas decides to call on the Abbot of Cluny to get a free meal. When the Abbot refuses charity, Primas teaches him the error of his ways.
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Primas Character Timeline in The Decameron

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Day 1: Seventh Tale
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...down to his last robe, he tells Can Grande the story of witty Parisian priest Primas, who decided to visit the famously generous Abbot of Cluny at breakfast to get a... (full context)