Publication details [#56639]

Perks, Lisa Glebatis. 2012. The ancient roots of humor theory. Humor 25 (2) : 119–132.
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De Gruyter


This study argues that Plato, Aristotle, Cicero and Quintilian's views on humor show that humor may be a powerful persuasion tool, but like any powerful (discursive or non-discursive) arm, it ought to be employed with caution.