Finest stories of the infidelity of wives, four in a bed, Isabella’s ingenious if fatal means of maintaining her chastity, and the madness of Orlando.
The leading Saracen knights are at one another’s throats, over stolen swords, stolen horses, even in which order they should fight one another to settle their disputes.
Zerbino finds a perfect punishment for Odorico’s treachery, but dies of his wounds. A curious episode in which a woman falls in love with Bradamante, almost leading to the death of the latter’s brother.
Leading up to the crux of the poem, an old woman’s treachery, the reunion of two couples who thought the other was dead, and heartbreak for Orlando.
With newlyweds Angelica and Medoro on their way to Spain, we rejoin Astolfo, Marfisa, and others who survive a storm only to face the choice of slavery or death.
We give presents at Christmas after the 3 kings. So what is myrrh, and what are its origins in paintings? A grim story of incest, deceit and metamorphosis.
The best known scene in the story of Angelica and Medoro, as painted by Spranger, Ricci, Tiepolo and others.
Grifone captures the imposter Martano, taking him and his lover back to Damascus. In the siege, the Christians chase of Rodomonte’s one-man terror, and get the upper hand against the Africans and Moors.
After an elaborate retelling of the story of Polyphemus and Odysseus, a champion knight is replaced by a cowardly imposter and suffers mockery and rebuke.
At the siege of Paris, Rinaldo arrives with the Scottish and English reinforcements, and engages with the Saracens, while one man runs amok in the city itself.