Review: Looking at Laughter and Author Interview
Mar 16, 2008
“”Like no other visual form, humor allows us to to know the lives of Ancient Romans – and to enter into their thoughts and feelings.” So intones John R. Clarke, the author whose brilliant studies of Roman visual artifacts led to thoroughly enjoyable works on Roman life and Roman sex. When the author graciously offered me a free copy of this latest work on Roman humor, I consented to read and review it for UNRV. I initially was a bit concerned that a study focusing solely on humor might not fully sustain my interest. As it turns out, my fears were unfounded. Looking at Laughter is a somewhat more complicated piece than Clarke’s other works, but equally as elucidating of Roman cultural values.”…
Read the full review of Looking at Laughter by John R. Clarke.
Also be sure to read this insightful and informative author interview