Category Archives: Philogelos Jokes

  • Philogelos Joke 265

    Posted on April 19, 2020 by nmladmin_wp1 in Blog, Philogelos Jokes, Virtual.

    265 is a minor variation on 136, so minor that Crompton doesn’t even bother to translate it twice. This is an example of an ancient ethnic joke, because one of the characters involved is a student from Sidon in Phoenicia. The Philogelos text has as one of its subdivisions a section on jokes about Sidonians. […]

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  • Philogelos Joke 15

    Posted on April 14, 2020 by Blog Admin in Blog, Philogelos Jokes, Virtual.

    This joke is kind of funny because in ancient times, it was not only their feet that were bare when they slept. An idiot has a dream that he has trodden on a nail, so he wakes up and bandages his foot. His friend asks  what he’s doing, so the idiot explains about his dream. […]

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  • Philogelos Joke 6 – Doctor Shame

    Posted on August 14, 2018 by nmladmin_wp1 in Philogelos Jokes, Virtual.

    Here’s Joke 6: An idiot sees his local doctor walking towards him, and quickly hides his face. His friend asks him what’s up. “It’s so long since I was last ill,” explains the idiot, “that I’m embarrassed to see him.” Return to the Philogelos Jokes page

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  • Philogelos Joke 164 – Dive Under!

    Posted on August 14, 2018 by nmladmin_wp1 in Philogelos Jokes, Virtual.

    Joke 164 is: A Kymaean is swimming in the sea when it starts to rain – so he dives underwater to avoid getting wet. Return to the Philogelos Jokes page

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  • The Philogelos: Joke #55 – Books Support a Scholar

    Posted on December 14, 2017 by nmladmin_wp1 in Exhibits, Philogelos Jokes, Virtual.

    Text and cartoons by Linda Thompson The Philogelos, typically translated as “the joker” or “the one who loves laughter”, is an ancient Greek collection of approximately 265 jokes. Dating to the 4th or 5th century CE, it typically bears the title of the world’s oldest surviving collection of jokes. After reading Dan Crompton’s translation of […]

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  • The Philogelos: Joke #44

    Posted on November 10, 2017 by nmladmin_wp1 in Blog, Philogelos Jokes, Virtual.

    Text and cartoons by Linda Thompson The Philogelos, typically translated as “the joker” or “the one who loves laughter”, is an ancient Greek collection of approximately 265 jokes. Dating to the 4th or 5th century CE, it typically bears the title of the world’s oldest surviving collection of jokes. After reading Dan Crompton’s translation of […]

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  • The Philogelos: Joke #75

    Posted on June 19, 2017 by Blog Admin in Blog, Philogelos Jokes.

    Text and cartoons by Linda Thompson The Philogelos, typically translated as “the joker” or “the one who loves laughter”, is an ancient Greek collection of approximately 265 jokes. Dating to the 4th or 5th century CE, it typically bears the title of the world’s oldest surviving collection of jokes. After reading Dan Crompton’s translation of […]

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  • The Philogelos: Joke #101 – Twins

    Posted on June 14, 2017 by Blog Admin in Blog, Philogelos Jokes.

    Text and cartoons by Linda Thompson The Philogelos, typically translated as “the joker” or “the one who loves laughter”, is an ancient Greek collection of approximately 265 jokes. Dating to the 4th or 5th century CE, it typically bears the title of the world’s oldest surviving collection of jokes. After reading Dan Crompton’s translation of […]

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  • The Philogelos: Joke #61

    Posted on May 11, 2017 by Blog Admin in Blog, Philogelos Jokes, Virtual.

    Text and cartoons by Linda Thompson The Philogelos, typically translated as “the joker” or “the one who loves laughter”, is an ancient Greek collection of approximately 265 jokes. Dating to the 4th or 5th century CE, it typically bears the title of the world’s oldest surviving collection of jokes. After reading Dan Crompton’s translation of […]

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  • The Philogelos: Joke #144 – Catch Up!

    Posted on March 24, 2017 by Blog Admin in Blog, Philogelos Jokes, Virtual.

    Text and cartoons by Linda Thompson The Philogelos, typically translated as “the joker” or “the one who loves laughter”, is an ancient Greek collection of approximately 265 jokes. Dating to the 4th or 5th century CE, it typically bears the title of the world’s oldest surviving collection of jokes. After reading Dan Crompton’s translation of […]

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