Calandrino and the Medicine Bottle

In this novella, the main character, Calandrino, is led to believe that he is pregnant. It is a funny, but cunning way to make him hand over his newly acquired riches to his friends. The novella about Calandrino is told on the ninth day of Bocaccio’s ten-piece frame story Decameron. In this tour we will follow the plot on an original miniature. After that, we will focus on the role of medicine in this novella. But let’s start off with a few lines from the original text...


A story by Tatum Paauwe.