Elementi di astrologia nel Decameron censurato di Luigi Groto

  • Kristina Lazar
Keywords: Italian literature, censorship, astrology


The censored version of the Decameron by Luigi Groto, which was published in 1588, was already the third censorship of Boccaccio's masterpiece during the Counter-Reformation. As opposed to the other two censured versions, this one did not place emphasis on philological questions, but it tried above all to narratively fill the gaps created by expurgation; in some cases following the original plot and in the others changing it to such a degree that the novels remained barely recognizable. This article exposes some characteristics of Groto's mannerist style; especially the elements of astrology, which emerge in the expurgated parts of the text, and the way these elements function when inserted into Boccaccio's text.


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Lazar, K. (2011). Elementi di astrologia nel Decameron censurato di Luigi Groto. Acta Neophilologica, 44(1-2), 129-140. https://doi.org/10.4312/an.44.1-2.129-140