http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/byzantium/
Wikipedia:Byzantium
Wikipedia:Byzantine_Empire

 

BoingBoing points us towards Byzantine humor -- as in jokes the Byzantines told, not convoluted jokes. Wherein we learn that the Byzantines found lettuce to be funny, and “dirty” (that is, sexy-earthy, not earth-earthy).

 

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