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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Knight fishing

photo by Elena Colombo

Eel fishing is a typical job in the lagoon area of Comacchio, near Ferrara, NE Italy. A friend, who happens to be on vacation there, discovered a marble plaque in honor of Tasso: In Gerusalemme Liberata, in fact, he compares Tancred's entrapment in Armida's fake castle to an eel being caught in the labyrinth of nets in Comacchio. The parallel text in Gerusalemme Conquistata had been reported and commented here.