Monday, May 30, 2016

Quote: Giovanni Boccaccio (Writer)

Writing of the Middle Ages black plague (Bubonic plague) in his book "The Decmeron". The plague took over 75 million lives in the mid 1300s over a 6 year period and continued to return and kill in Europe over the next centuries.

"....this sore affliction entered so deep into the minds of men and women that, in the horror thereof, brother was forsaken by brother, nephew by uncle....and often husband by wife, nay, what is more scarcely to be believed fathers and mothers were found to abandon their own children, untended, unvisited, to their fate, as if they had been strangers."