Il Ninfale fiesolano

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Boccaccio (1313—1375) Italian writer, poet, and humanist

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Poem in ottava rima by Boccaccio, telling of the love of the shepherd Africo for the nymph Mensola. When Mensola half-willingly succumbs, and then gives birth to baby Pruneo ...

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