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Laughter in Ancient Rome : On Joking, Tickling, and Cracking Up, Mary Beard

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Laughter in Ancient Rome : On Joking, Tickling, and Cracking Up
Title
Laughter in Ancient Rome
Title remainder
On Joking, Tickling, and Cracking Up
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Mary Beard
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Language
eng
Summary
"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?"--
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1955-
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Beard, Mary
Dewey number
152.4/30937
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF575.L3
LC item number
B38 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
  • Sather classical lectures
  • The Joan Palevsky imprint in classical literauture
Series volume
volume seventy-one
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  • Laughter
  • Latin wit and humor
  • Rome
  • HISTORY / Ancient / General
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Ancient & Classical
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory
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Laughter in Ancient Rome : On Joking, Tickling, and Cracking Up, Mary Beard
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introducing Roman laughter : Dio's "giggle" and Gnatho's two laughs -- Questions of laughter, ancient and modern -- The history of laughter -- Roman laughter in Latin and Greek -- The orator -- From emperor to jester -- Between human and animal, especially monkeys and asses
Control code
861322938
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 319 pages
Isbn
9780520277168
Lccn
2013040999
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)861322938
Label
Laughter in Ancient Rome : On Joking, Tickling, and Cracking Up, Mary Beard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introducing Roman laughter : Dio's "giggle" and Gnatho's two laughs -- Questions of laughter, ancient and modern -- The history of laughter -- Roman laughter in Latin and Greek -- The orator -- From emperor to jester -- Between human and animal, especially monkeys and asses
Control code
861322938
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 319 pages
Isbn
9780520277168
Lccn
2013040999
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)861322938

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