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How to Tell a Joke: An Ancient Guide to the Art of Humor

by Marcus Tullius Cicero Author and Michael Fontaine Author

The power of a good joke is no joke. A well-timed joke can win over hostile crowds, win arguments, even win elections. This is what Marcus Cicero claimed, and he was considered one of Rome’s greatest politicians, speakers, and lawyers, He was even known as “the stand-up Consul.” In How to Tell a Joke, a new translation of Cicero's writing demonstrates the universal appeal of a well-timed joke. As the Romans might very well have said,"Veni Vedi Iocari." I came, I saw, I joked.

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