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Classics jokes

Discussion in 'Classics' started by sabrinakat, Oct 13, 2015.

  1. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    My year 8s realised today that not all the characters in BK 1 survive Mt. Vesuvius....

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  2. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

  3. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

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    They later killed him....
     
  4. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

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    sabrinakat Star commenter

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  7. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    15th = The Ides of March
    18th = The March of IDS
     
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  8. NewToTeachingOldToMaths

    NewToTeachingOldToMaths Lead commenter

    There was a young curate from Kew
    Who kept his pet cat in a pew
    It studied all week
    At Latin and Greek
    But never got further than mu
     
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  9. Skeoch

    Skeoch Lead commenter

    Which reminds me....
    Two cats on a sloping roof. Only one slips off. Which one remains?

    Wait for it.....

    Wait for it.....

    The one with the highest mu
     
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  10. NewToTeachingOldToMaths

    NewToTeachingOldToMaths Lead commenter

    African wildlife - 4th declension gnuter:

    gnu
    gnu
    gnu
    gnus
    gnu
    gnu

    gnua
    gnua
    gnua
    gnuum
    gnibus
    gnibus

    (yes ... I KNOW it's just genu without the "e" (kne?) ... but even so ...
     
  11. Incommunicado

    Incommunicado Occasional commenter

    Julius Caesar asked Brutus to go and buy him a dozen apples. Brutus returned and handed the apples to Caesar who counted them, and discovered there were only ten.
    So he asked "Et tu, Brute?"
     
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  12. NewToTeachingOldToMaths

    NewToTeachingOldToMaths Lead commenter

    That may just be the absolutely worst joke EVER.

    I love it :D


    Mind you ...

    "I hear you write satire, Sidonius ..."

    "Yes, my Lord, I hear that too"

    has always been one of my favourites :p
     
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  13. armandine2

    armandine2 Established commenter

    Just reading Dowden's 1886 biography of Shelley, and I read what counts as a "classic" joke [only for classicists and typically English students who have to go some way to interpret them]. Dowden introduces George Bethell (Shelley's tutor) - the dullest man in Eton:

    He is remembered by his famous comment on a classical text
    "Postes seratos," read a boy at construing- "brazen gates."
    "Yes" interrupted Bethell, "that is right; probably so called because they were made of brass"

    I think that may need more work (on my part as well)
     
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  14. Dodros

    Dodros Star commenter

    A perfect, pluperfect, and future perfect verb walked into a bar. The situation was tense.

    What do you call Santa’s little helpers?
    Subordinate Clauses!

    What is a Roman Farmer's favorite soda?
    Agri Cola.

    I couldn't remember the Roman numerals for 51, 6, and 500 on my Latin test!
    I was so LIVID!

    Why don't Romans find Algebra very challenging?
    ... because X is always 10.
     
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  15. Incommunicado

    Incommunicado Occasional commenter

    A Roman lady was feeling really sad and depressed so she went for a walk in the forum. A Roman man saw her, came up to her, patted her on the arm and said "Multum".
    She smiled at him and said "Thank you, that means a lot."
     
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  16. Skeoch

    Skeoch Lead commenter

    Even in Roman times, size 40 was extra large
     
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