The Sidonian section of the Φιλόγελως

Giuseppe Minunno

Abstract


The Φιλόγελως is a Greek anthology of humour. One of its sections testifies that Sidonian people had a reputation for foolishness which is otherwise unattested. The jokes of this section are here presented and examined, also in order to try to shed some light on the possible origin of this ancient ethnic humour, as well as to evaluate the presence of genuinely Sidonian features.


Keywords


Philogelos, Sidon, Jokes, ethnic humour

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