October 6, 2018

#28 Ghiberti & The Doors I

If you’ve ever been to Florence, you’ve no doubt paid a visit to the Duomo, the Florence Cathedral, formally the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore. Known as […]
September 23, 2018

#27 – Boccaccio Part Three

So let’s talk about The Decameron. The book’s primary title exemplifies Boccaccio’s fondness for Greek philology: Decameron combines two Greek words, δέκα, déka (“ten”) and ἡμέρα, […]
September 14, 2018

#26 – Boccaccio Part Two

Let’s talk about the Filocolo The title means “the one struck down by love”. It is considered to be the first novel of Italian literature written […]
September 9, 2018

#25 – Boccaccio Part One

Let’s talk about the other, slightly more creepy and rapey father of the Renaissance. For books in the vernacular to appear in considerable quantities, there must […]