A hero of Italian romance, the son of Otho, king of England.
He is the subject of Aristo’s Orlando Furioso. Astolpho was transformed
into a myrtle by Alcina, a sorceress, but later regained
his human form through Melissa. He took part in many adventures
and cured Orlando of his madness. Astolpho is the allegorical
representation of a true man lost through sensuality.

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