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Philogelos, or, Laughter-lover

by Hierocles Grammarian.

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Published by J.C. Gieben in Amsterdam .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Greek wit and humor -- Translations into English.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesPhilogelos., Laughter-lover.
    Statementtranslated with an introduction and commentary by Barry Baldwin.
    SeriesLondon studies in classical philology ;, v. 10
    ContributionsBaldwin, Barry.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPA4013.H35 A23 1983
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 134 p. ;
    Number of Pages134
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2879785M
    ISBN 109070265451
    LC Control Number84102388

    There is a book of jokes in fact that survived from the 3rd Century AD called ‘Philogelos’ or Laughter Lover. In addition, the ancient Greeks believed that the immortal Olympian Gods, they were in a state of constant bliss, rocking forever with “inextinguishable laughter.”.   This is not "A funny thing happened on the way to the forum" type of book. It is a schollarly review of what laughter is, and how it was displayed and used in Ancient Rome. Yes, there are jokes in the book, but only a few. What I found fasinating was that culture affects what we laugh at. The book includes one crusifiction joke/5.

    LF Greek text of the Philogelos As implied by the title, I'm trying to find the greek text of the joke book Philogelos (sometimes rendered Laughter-lover) by Hierocles. I can't get my hands on either Thierfelder or Dawe right now, and the online editions I've found are missing large chunks of text.   Historian Mary Beard has revealed that some of the UK's favourite jokes, including the Monty Python 'dead parrot' sketch, come from Roman joke book Philogelos.

    Tumblr is a place to express yourself, discover yourself, and bond over the stuff you love. It's where your interests connect you with your people.   A Guardian article written by historian Mary Beard took an in-depth look at the subject. It referred to the Ancient Roman Philogelos (‘Laughter Lover’), described as “a collection of wisecracks probably compiled in the fourth or fifth century AD.


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Philogelos (Lover of laughter) is a collection of over jokes of imperial and Byzantine vintage. Is the oldest existing collection of jokes. The humor can seem at times surprisingly modern; at other times it seems so feeble as scarcely to deserve the name/5.

The Philogelos or Laughter-Lover (London Studies in Classical Philology Series, 10) Laughter-lover book Hierocles (Author), Barry Baldwin (Editor, Translator, Introduction) out of Laughter-lover book stars 2 ratings.

ISBN ISBN Why is ISBN important. ISBN. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or Cited by: 7. The Philogelos, or, Laughter-lover by Hierocles Grammarian. Published by J.C. Gieben in Amsterdam.

Written in EnglishPages: ISBN: OCLC Number: Language Note: Translated from the Greek. Notes: Translated from the Greek. Description: xii, pages ; 23 cm. The Philogelos or Laughter-Lover (London Studies in Classical Philology Series, 10) by Barry BaldwinISBN Philogelos: Hieroclis et Philagrii facetiae by A.

Eberhard () Berlin: H. Ebeling & C. Plahn ιεροκλέους και Φιλαγρίου (Hierokles kai Philagrios). It is called Philogelos (Φιλόγελως; Philógelōs), which means “The Laughter-Lover” in Ancient Greek. It was probably written in the late fourth or early fifth century AD and contains jokes written in a crude dialect of Ancient Greek.

They all come from a book called Philogelos which translates as the laughter lover or addict. It was compiled by two men named Hierocles and Philagrios, of whom little is known, and it’s the western world’s oldest surviving collection of : Eugene Byrne.

It’s part of an ancient Roman joke book called Philogelos, or Laughter Lover. The book is rife with flatulence gags, sex-crazed wives, and digs at intellectuals, or “scholastikos.”.

In the late-Roman joke book Philogelos (The Laughter Lover), Beard exhumes some passable sketches about the dim-witted Abderites – like the Irish, a 4/5.

Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for The Philogelos or Laughter-Lover (London Studies in Classical Philology Series, 10) at Read 5/5. Written in Greek, Philogelos, or The Laughter Lover, dates to the third or fourth century AD, and contains some jokes which Beard said are.

Almost exactly the same gag features in a surviving Roman joke book: the Philogelos (or Laughter Lover), a collection of wisecracks probably compiled in. Well, wonder no more. It’s because “laughter lover” is the English translation of philogelos, the Greek word that serves as the title of the world’s oldest joke : Robert Mankoff.

This knee-slapper comes from “Philogelos,” or “Laughter-Lover,” a Greek joke book, probably compiled in the fourth or fifth century A.D. Its entries amount to an index of classical.

Inwhen the comic Jim Bowen did an act based on the fourth-century AD Roman joke book, Philogelos (or The Laughter Lover), the jokes hadn’t improved with age: ‘A man complains that a Author: Harry Mount.

Philogelos, or 'The Laughter Lover', a book of wisecracks, was probably compiled in the fourth or fifth century AD. Written in Greek, it contains around short jokes. Nobody knows who. Despite this, only a single jokebook survives from ancient times: the Philogelos, or "Laughter-Lover," a collection in Greek that was probably put together in.

Dating back to the third century and written in Greek, Philogelos (or Laughter Lover) is believed to be the oldest work of its kind. The book contains jokes, which inevitably vary in their. It is welcome to see the Bibliotheca Teubneriana embracing a black sheep: anyone interested in the "sub-literary" underbelly of Greece and Rome eventually makes the acquaintance of Philogelos, "The Laughter-lover", a collection of facetiae by the unknown "Hierocles and Philagrios".

Since the publication of William Hansen's Anthology of Ancient Greek Popular Literature (Bloomington and. Her chapter on the joke book Philogelos, “The ­Laughter-Lover,” offers a remarkably contemporary sampling.

One footnote goes so far as to assert that. Philogelos (The Laughter Lover) is a collection of some jokes[1], likely made in the fourth or fifth century CE. Some manuscripts give the names of the compilers as the otherwise-unknown Hierocles and Philagrios.

Other manuscripts drop the name of one or other or both.Mary Beard catalogued many ancient jokes in her book Roman Laughter.

A Greek text she talks about is a 5th-cent CE jokebook called Philogelos ("Laughter-lover"). A lot of jokes from it are collected here. My favorite, by the way, is this one: A barber, a bald man and an absent-minded professor are taking a journey together.

Philogelos (The Laughter-Lover) is the oldest surviving collection of jokes. It was written by Hierokles and Philagrios, around the 4th century AD. It contans jokes organized by subject.