How to Tell a Joke: An Ancient Guide to the Art of Humor (Ancient Wisdom for Modern Readers)

Συγγραφέας: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Εκδότης: Princeton University Press
Μεταφραστής: Michael Fontaine
Κωδικός: 774704
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Can jokes win a hostile room, a hopeless argument, or even an election? You bet they can, according to Cicero, and he knew what he was talking about. One of Rome’s greatest politicians, speakers, and lawyers, Cicero was also reputedly one of antiquity’s funniest people. After he was elected commander-in-chief and head of state, his enemies even started calling him “the stand-up Consul.” How to Tell a Joke provides a lively new translation of Cicero’s essential writing on humor alongside that of the later Roman orator and educator Quintilian. The result is a timeless practical guide to how a well-timed joke can win over any audience.
ISBN: 9780691206165
Έτος έκδοσης: 2021
Σελίδες: 328
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