Zeppa di Mino appears in Fiammetta’s eighth tale (VIII, 8) as a wealthy young Sienese man who is best friends and neighbors with Spinelloccio Tavena. When he catches Zeppa’s Wife sleeping with Spinelloccio, he demonstrates wisdom in airing the affair publicly and in finding an exactly reciprocal revenge (sleeping with Spinelloccio’s Wife and forcing his friend to witness it). In this way, his revenge contrasts with the excessive punishment Rinieri visits on Elena in the previous tale.
Zeppa di Mino Character Timeline in The Decameron
The timeline below shows where the character Zeppa di Mino appears in The Decameron. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Day 8: Eighth Tale