Portland-State-University 2021-2022 Bulletin

Grk 336U Ancient Laughter: Ridicule and the Absurd

A survey of ancient comedy, satire, invective, and epigram, primarily in Greek literature but also as appropriated and adapted by the Romans. The course considers the myriad mechanisms by which laughter was elicited and the functions to which humor was put, along with the underlying cultural values in its varied contexts. Taught in English.


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