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作者 Beard, Mary, 1955-
書名 Laughter in ancient Rome : on joking, tickling, and cracking up / Mary Beard
出版項 Berkeley : University of California Press, [2014]
國際標準書號 9780520277168 (hbk. : alk. paper)
9780520287587 (pbk.)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 傅斯年圖書館西文圖書區  BF575.L3 B368 2014    在架上    30530001185966
 文哲所  176.52 B368    在架上    30580003178733
說明 x, 319 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
系列 The Joan Palevsky imprint in classical literature
Sather classical lectures ; volume seventy-one
Joan Palevsky imprint in classical literature
Sather classical lectures ; v. 71
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-300) and index
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 -- The laughter lover
"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?"-- Provided by publisher
主題 Laughter -- Rome -- History -- To 1500
Latin wit and humor -- History and criticism
Rome -- Social life and customs
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