18 Ancient Jokes That Are Still Shockingly Funny Today

We can use any number of adjectives to describe our ancestors: innovative, dumb, horny, prude, violent, enlightened, close-minded, dead.

One thing they rarely get credit for is being humorous. Because, as you're about to find out, those sexless, orgy-proned, warring, eggheads could actually be really funny.

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Entry by Scott Laffey

From the Facetiae by Poggio Bracciolini: In Florence, a young woman, somewhat of a simpleton, was on the point of delivering a baby. She had long been

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Entry by Hestutomo

RIDDLE ME THIS: WHAT HANGSATA MAN'STHIGHAND WANTSTOPOKE THE HOLE THAT IT'SOFTEN POKED BEFORE? AKEY CRACKED COM OLDEST JOKES FROMBRITAIN.CIRCA 9OO AD,

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Entry by SheetCuck

Something which has never occurred since time immemorial, a young woman did not fart in her husband's embrace, And you know what else? Somebody stati

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Entry by OttosJacket

Who knows not where a wasp does wear his sting? n his tail. Jn his tongue. yours, if you talk of tails: Whose tongue? and so farewell! What, with MY t

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TROLLING GRAMMAR NAZIS... in the 1800s Published in 1802, (self-proclaimed) Lord Timothy Dexter's A Pickle for the Knowing Ones contained no punctuati

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Entry by Scott Laffey

A MISOGYNIST PAID HIS LAST RESPECTS AT THE TOMB OF HIS DEAD WIFE. WHEN SOMEONE ASKED HIM, WHO HAS GONE TO REST? HE REPLIED: ME, NOW THAT I'M ALONE.

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Entry by Scott Laffey

In John Tobin's The Honeymoon, Rolando reverses his anti-marriage stance to wed Zamora because she's angel. To which sassy Volante an quips: Ay, so

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Entry by Scott Laffey

In the 14th century fabliau Le Sentier Battu, a beardless knight was paying court to a queen when she asked if he had fathered any children. The knigh

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Entry by Comunacho

The Roman poet Martial (c. AD 40- C. AD 103) writes about an awful dinner he attended. The host Zoilus insults his guests and feeds them scraps, leavi

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Entry by Scott Laffey

A gentleman taking his leave of his mistress said, I kiss your hands and your feet. She answered, Forget not, I pray, the station between. -Wits F

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Entry by Comunacho

A witty young student sold his books when he was short of money. He then wrote to his father: Congratulate me, father, I am already making money from

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Entry by Girz

LIGHTINGI FARTS FUNNY AS FAR BACK AS THE 18TH CENTURY: I'th' nt'rim. fond of mischief telling, The rainbow-goddess flies to Helen: Most modern farts I

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Entry by Girz

The Satyricon depicts an illicit affair between an older man and the youthful son of his host. The son at first rebuffs his advances: Either you go to

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Entry by OlPiley

A hump-backed laywer named Galba was pleading Caesar a case before Augustus and he kept saying, Set me straight if you find any fault Augustus retor

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Entry by Scott Laffey

IN LYSISTRATA BY ARISTOPHANES, THE WOMEN OF GREECE GO ON A SEX STRIKE TO FORCE THE MEN TO END THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR. THE TITULAR CHARACTER MUST TRY TO

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Entry by JimMarkus

(n a recent episode of Family Guy, the family dog defends bimself for stealing a wheel of cheese. A defense attorney wants to excuse Brian's crimes be

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Entry by OttosJacket

How do you entertain a bored dunno, pharaoh? how? You sail boatload of a young fishing women dressed only in nets down the Nile and urge the pharaoh t

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Meanwhile in Rome. Hi there, random Say.... Uhm, hi there, you sure provincial guy! look Emperor an awful Augustus. lot like me... Is anything up? Any

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