Clement of Alexandria

Clement of Alexandria (150-215 CE)

“The sudden loss of control over one’ composure, in the case of women, is called a giggle, the laugh of harlots, and in the case of men, a guffaw, the laughter of idle suitors, offensive to the ear.”

  • From “The Educator” by Clement of Alexandria, translated by Simon P. Wood (Catholic University Press of America, 1954).

 

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