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Laughter, Humor, and Comedy in Ancient Philosophy

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2019.12.10 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Pierre Destrée and Franco V. Trivigno (eds.), Laughter, Humor, and Comedy in Ancient Philosophy, Oxford University Press, 2019, 286pp., $85.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780190460549. Reviewed by David Konstan, New York University    THIS IS NDPR'S LAST REVIEW FOR 2019. WE WILL RESUME PUBLICATION ON JANUARY 12, 2020. HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND A MERRY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR READERS!                                                 Laughter and humor take various forms. The warm, inclusive mirth shared by family and friends is palpably different from mockery or a smirk at an enemy's discomfiture. Then there is the sympathetic, almost existential pleasure aroused by jokes at one's own expense, which provide relief from the poses that society demands. The ancient Greek and Roman... Read More

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