By Mary Beard
Laughter in historical Rome explores some of the most interesting, but in addition trickiest, of historic matters. Drawing on a variety of Roman writing—from essays on rhetoric to a surviving Roman funny story book—Mary Beard tracks down the giggles, smirks, and guffaws of the traditional Romans themselves. From historical "monkey company" to the function of a laugh in a tradition of tyranny, she explores Roman humor from the hilarious, to the momentous, to the surprising. yet she additionally displays on even greater historic questions. what sort of heritage of laughter do we most likely inform? will we ever quite "get" the Romans’ jokes?
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Laughter in Ancient Rome: On Joking, Tickling, and Cracking Up (Sather Classical Lectures) by Mary Beard