[GC 17: 102]
The Syrians, raising their dry shields i.e. wood. Then edited: heavy
and frightful shouts around Argantes,
now uncertainly attack the firm wall,
the sea and the coast echoing the sound.
Against the children of cruel Ducat Argantes & Co.
and their faithful, unfaithful to Christ,
from the towers our men threw stones,
driving them away from guarded places. chiostri (*)
(*) literally, "cloisters," a term often employed by Tasso as a more solemn synonym of "place." See Dante, Inferno 29: 40 and Purgatorio 7: 21 (both times chiostra).