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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Publication Date: 09/12/2013

Price: £1.99

ISBN: 9781782432425

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About the Book

About the Author

Dan Crompton studied Classics and Linguistics at Cambridge University. He is the author of Caught Short (2013) and A Classical Primer (2012) and the translator (from the original Ancient Greek) of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum: The World's Oldest Joke Book (2010).

Reviews

  • 'The gagmeisters of today would do well to learn from the ancients... a work of scholarship as much as a tickler of the funny bone
  • a sassy but accurate translation', The Daily Telegraph
  • 'I like a fart joke as much as the next man... and it's reassuring that the Romans, who gave us the word puerile, were equally enthusiastic', The Times