Archive for May 7th, 2007

Gerusalemme Liberata continues. Rinaldo and the questing knights return to Palestine, and Rinaldo receives a shield decorated with inspirational scenes of his D’Este ancestors’ deeds. (Obviously inspired by the Achilles’ shield sequence in Homer.) Matilda of Tuscany receives well-deserved acknowledgement here.

Book 17B


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Gerusalemme Liberata continues. The witch princess Armida, disgruntled by Rinaldo d’Este’s departure from her private island and life, brings her troops to Gaza to reinforce the Sultan of Egypt’s expeditionary force against the Crusaders. She also creates a unique incentive program….

Book 17A


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