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Charming medieval cartoon

This is a great example of how medieval drawings can look very modern. The 500-year-old book of Latin grammar in which this image is found, presents verbs accompanied by a drawing. To illustrate ”lego” (to read), a young student was drawn reading a book. With his short legs and abundance of hair, he looks eerily similar to a modern cartoon figure. Awesome.

Pic: Uppsala, University Library, C 678 (15th century). This is an English blog about the manuscripts (source of the image). A German article on this manuscript is found here.

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