The Decameron

The Decameron


Giovanni Boccaccio

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The Tomb Robbers are unsavory Neapolitan criminals whom Andreuccio joins after escaping the Sicilian Woman in Fiammetta’s second tale (II, 5). Although they initially help the hapless merchant, they subsequently trap him in a tomb rather than sharing the spoils with him. They are thus agents of both good and bad fortune, as well as stereotypical of the criminal element represented in The Decameron.
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Tomb Robbers Character Timeline in The Decameron

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Day 2: Fifth Tale
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...the house he would surely have been murdered as well as robbed. They themselves are Tomb Robbers on their way to loot the tomb of the recently deceased archbishop. They offer to... (full context)
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...(since he still stinks). When two night watchmen appear looking for a cool drink, the Tomb Robbers run away briefly, but they come back for Andreuccio. When the trio arrives at the... (full context)
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Andreuccio fears that the Tomb Robbers will find a way to deprive him of his loot, so he slips the bishop’s... (full context)