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Laughter in Ancient Rome - Book

- On Joking, Tickling, and Cracking Up

About Laughter in Ancient Rome

What made the Romans laugh? Was ancient Rome a carnival, filled with practical jokes and hearty chuckles? 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? This book explores one of the most intriguing, but also trickiest, of historical subjects.

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  • Language:
  • English
  • ISBN:
  • 9780520287587
  • Binding:
  • Paperback
  • Pages:
  • 336
  • Published:
  • September 15, 2015
  • Dimensions:
  • 148x222x24 mm.
  • Weight:
  • 512 g.
  • 3-5 business days.
  • February 3, 2022

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Description of Laughter in Ancient Rome
What made the Romans laugh? Was ancient Rome a carnival, filled with practical jokes and hearty chuckles? 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? This book explores one of the most intriguing, but also trickiest, of historical subjects.
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