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Author and Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge Mary Beard and award-winning comedian Tony Law discuss her latest book. Laughter in Ancient Rome explores one of the most intriguing of historical subjects. Drawing on a wide range of Roman writing, it tracks down the humour of the ancient Romans themselves, from the hilarious, to the momentous, to the surprising. Hosted at the Apple Store, Regent Street in London.

Author and Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge Mary Beard and award-winning comedian Tony Law discuss her latest book. Laughter in Ancient Rome explores one of the most intriguing of historical subjects. Drawing on a wide range of Roman writing, it tracks down the humour of the ancient Romans themselves, from the hilarious, to the ... Show more

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