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01-17-2002, 06:16 PM
Thanks for the tip, I personally didn't write the summaries so I can't vouch for their accuracy. But I'll look into changing that.

01-17-2002, 06:16 PM
I refer to the summary on this site to "Cymbeline", which says: "In Rome, Iachimo (a Frenchman) bets Posthumus..."

Iachimo is Italian, in fact, he’s Roman.

He states to Posthumus, about Imogen and women: “You must not so prefer her ‘fore ours of Italy” (I.iv.69)
About buying a present for the Emperor: “Some dozen Romans of us… (1.vi.185)
He talks of “Our Tarquin…” (II.ii.12). Tarquin was Roman.
Signet Classic Shakespeare (and others) call him “an Italian friend to Philario” in the dramatis personae.