In Dioneo’s fourth tale (IV, 10), Ruggieri d’Aieroli becomes the lover of Mazzeo’s Wife. Although he is a member of the aristocracy, his disreputable character has left him isolated from friends and family, so when he’s accused of a crime he didn’t commit, Mazzeo’s Wife and her Trusted Maid must rescue him.
Ruggieri d’Aieroli Character Timeline in The Decameron
The timeline below shows where the character Ruggieri d’Aieroli appears in The Decameron. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Day 4: Tenth Tale
...Wife decides to protect her husband’s family jewels by polishing someone else’s. She settles on Ruggieri d’Aieroli , a nobleman who has led such a disreputable life that all his friends and... (full context)
...Although it’s heavier than they expect, they carry it home under the cover of darkness. Ruggieri d’Aieroli eventually wakes up, although he’s still somewhat muddled. He can’t move or see, so he’s... (full context)
...Money-lenders sleep through this commotion, but their ladies hear the crash and the sound of Ruggieri d’Aieroli stumbling through the dark. They wake the neighbors with their screams of “Burglar!” A confused... (full context)
...she gave the doctor. The judge summons Mazzeo della Montagna, the carpenter, the Money-lenders, and Ruggieri d’Aieroli for testimony, and after hearing all the evidence, he finds Ruggieri innocent. Ruggieri, the Maid,... (full context)