Cicero's Quips

Cicero gives us tonight's shot of humour. He was a very witty man, and furnished us with a quotation in a previous week. Two from Cicero...

Carry on Clodia!

Cicero brings us today's risible delight. Caelius and rich widow Clodia had been an item. It then all broke up. After the break up,...

The Orator's a Wit

"I should as soon call Cicero a WIT!" (Sorry Jane Austen!) Ancient PUN-age! And no, nothing to do with the Carthaginians, because they...

Ovidian Delight IX

Ovid once again. 'Militat omnis amans et habet sua castra Cupido' 'Every lover serves as a soldier and Cupid has his own camp.' ...

Ovidian Delight VIII

How to chat up a girl! Or not.... Cheesey chat up lines...we've probably all experienced one or two of those. And they are nothing new!...

Ovidian Delight VII

Ovid again today and a bit of epic mockery. He begins one of his poetic books with the following line: 'Dicite, 'io Paean!' et 'io' bis...

Ovidian Delight VI

You will certainly have realised by now that I am a big fan of Ovid. You will also have spotted that Ovid is very good at cleverly...

Ovidian Delight V

would like to suggest a comparison between a scene from Ovid and a scene from Monty Python, Holy Grail. Maybe Ovid, or just more...

Ovidian Delight IV

Ovid has left us a treasure trove of humorous quotations. Truly hilarious and a comic master. The first comes from his opening lines of...

Ovidian Delight III

And we return to Ovid for this evening. Arma dedi Danais in Amazonas; arma supersunt, Quae tibi dem et turmae, Penthesilea, tuae. Ite in...

Ovidian Delight II

The fourth line of this quotation from the second book of Ovid's Ars Amatoria has been described as one of Ovid's worst lines, but...

Ovidian Delights I

In the eighth book of his great mock-epic poem the Metamorphoses, several renowned heroes of myth and heroine Atalanta gather to ensnare...

The Augury Rag

The Augury Rag (homage to Tom Lehrer with an ancient Rome twist) Make those Romans ill at ease, Meddle with your auguries, Lift your...

PUN OF THE DAY!

Here's THREE I prepared earlier. PUN ONE: -Did you see the film about the library which only leant out copies of the Iliad and Odyssey?...