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.
Tomb Robbers Character Timeline in The Decameron
The timeline below shows where the character Tomb Robbers appears in The Decameron. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Day 2: Fifth Tale
...(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)