The Decameron

The Decameron


Giovanni Boccaccio

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Tindaro Character Analysis

Tindaro serves as Filostrato’s servant, and Pampinea assigns him to also help Dioneo and Panfilo when their servants—Parmeno and Sirisco—are attending to their communal duties as steward and treasurer. His name derives from classical Roman plays and indicates his servile status as well as the timelessness of The Decameron. At the beginning of Day VI, he gets into an argument with Liscia when he states his belief that his friend Sirisco’s wife was a virgin on her wedding night. He thus serves as an example of the overly credulous man, along with many of the tales’ husbands, but especially Bernabò.
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Tindaro Character Timeline in The Decameron

The timeline below shows where the character Tindaro appears in The Decameron. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Day 6: Introduction
Moderation and Excess Theme Icon’s stories, a commotion arises in the kitchen. The steward (Parmeno) explains that Liscia and Tindaro are arguing. Elissa commands them to appear and explain themselves. (full context)
Love and Sex Theme Icon
Men and Women Theme Icon
Tindaro is about to speak when Liscia, spoiling for a fight and considering him an “ignorant... (full context)