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Laughter in Ancient Rome free pdf What made the Romans laugh? Was ancient Rome a carnival, filled with practical jokes and hearty chuckles? Or was it a carefully regulated culture in which the uncontrollable excess of laughter was a force to fear a world of wit, irony, and knowing smiles? How did Romans make sense of laughter? What role did it play in the world of the law courts, the imperial palace, or the spectacles of the arena? "Laughter in Ancient Rome" explores one of the most intriguing, but also trickiest, of historical subjects. Drawing on a wide range of Roman writing from essays on rhetoric to a surviving Roman joke book Mary Beard tracks down the giggles, smirks, and guffaws of the ancient Romans themselves. From ancient "monkey business" to the role of a chuckle in a culture of tyranny, she explores Roman humor from the hilarious, to the momentous, to the surprising. But she also reflects on even bigger historical questions. What kind of history of laughter can we possibly tell? Can we ever really "get" the Romans jokes?"

About Reader in Classics Mary Beard

Mary Beard is Professor of Classics at Cambridge University. Her many books include "The Roman Triumph" and "The Fires of Vesuvius."

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Author : Reader in Classics Mary Beard
Publisher : University of California Press
Data Published : 11 July 2014
ISBN : 0520958209
EAN : 9780520958203
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 326 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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