Giusto Lo Dico

Cavallo, Jo Ann

Giusto Lo Dico was a prose writer born in Palermo and has been a household name in Sicilian popular culture since the late 1850s, heralded as the ultimate authority in matters concerning Charlemagne and his knights. His towering reputation stems from his authorship of La storia dei paladini di Francia cominciando da Milone conte d’Anglante fino alla morte di Rinaldo [The History of the Paladins of France from Count Milone of Anglante to the Death of Rinaldo], which became the foundational text form Sicilian puppet theater in the following decades.


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