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The “Philogelos”, the subtle art of self-mockery




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This anthology of jokes in Greek makes fun of the coward, the glutton, the miser… and the intellectual, described as a simpleton. Cult book.

Greek theater masks, colored copper engraving by Friedrich Johann Bertuch, 1802.
Greek theater masks, colored copper engraving by Friedrich Johann Bertuch, 1802.
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Laughing was more than a hobby among the Greeks and Romans, it was a way of life. The Ancients were convinced of this: laughter was the essence of man and one should not deprive oneself of it. So let’s laugh with Aristophanes, Menander, Lucian, Plautus, Apuleius and even Homer. Let’s laugh with the Point References, to live better.












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