On the Light Side

Thalia was the Muse of dramatic comedy for the Ancient Greeks. Like her sister muses, she was helping citizens get some perspective on the ups-and-downs of their lives.

Comedy for the Greeks came in many flavors. At one end of the spectrum, nobody dies and at the other is more buffoonery, slapstick silliness and fools getting fooled. In the middle there is satire, more critical of society’s little ways.

Rhinos like banana peel humor the best…

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