The essence, however, of the subject which we
are now discussing is the excitement of laughter,
and consequently the whole of this topic is entitled
περὶγελοίου by the Greeks. It has the same primary
division as other departments of oratory, that is to
say, it is concerned with things and words.
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1921.
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