They dug for each graveyard a huge trench, in which they laid the corpses as they arrived by hundreds at a time, piling them up tier upon tier as merchandise is stowed in a ship.

Fosse gradnissime nelle quali a centinaia si mettevano i spravegnenti; e in quelle stivati, come sil mettono le mercantie nelle navi a suolo a suolo.

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Original Citation

Boccaccio, Giovanni. The Decameron. c. 1353.

Current Citation

Boccaccio, Giovanni. The Decameron, translated by Wayne A. Rebhorn. W. W. Norton & Company, 2015.