Maria Pia Ellero

The Laws of Love. An Intertextual Reading of «Decameron», V 9

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Keywords: Boccaccio, Decameron, Aquinas, Aristotle, Intertextuality

This paper shows the influence of Aristotle's Ethics on Decameron, V 9. In the narrative perspective, the intertextual interplay shapes some relevant features of the plot, and in particular the behaviour of the main character, Federigo degli Alberighi. From a thematic point of view, Boccaccio uses Aristotle's and Aquinas' theories on passion and virtues for reconsidering the ideal of amour courtois.

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