Notes to the Fourth Canto, Part 2

The Orlando Innamorato in English translation, Book I, Canto III, Stanzas 21-40, Notes.

22. Morgante. Not the giant from Pulci.
The Argalif and the Amirant. The Caliph and the Emir. These titles were distorted into proper names as early as the Song of Roland.
23. Ceylon. Also called Taprobana in the romances. Now called Sri Lanka.
30-36. All these kings are Boiardo’s inventions. Faraldo would seem to be the father of Gisarte from Canto III, but this is nowhere brought up.
34. Macrobia is the old name for a probably legendary country in Western Africa.
39. A targe is a shield.

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