E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
in the Decameron of Boccaccio (day ii. novel 9), is the Imogen of Shakespeares Cymbeline. In male attire Zineura assumed the name of Sicurano da Finale, and Imogen of Fidele. Zineuras husband was Bernard Lomellin, and the villain was Ambrose. Imogens husband was Posthumus Leonatus, and the villain Iachimo. In Shakespeare, the British king Cymbeline takes the place assigned by Boccaccio to the sultan.