. . . that the first recorded instance of joke forwarding occurs in one of Cicero's letters in which he writes to a friend staying at his villa in Cumae? Following is a quote from his letter: "I have enclosed in this letter a truly clever satire entitled You Might be a Visigoth If . . ., which Pompey sent to me yesterday. If you enjoy it as much as I do, please have your slave copy it onto a scroll and bring it to the houses of Marcus Marius, Aulus Licinius, Lucius Lucceius and Clodius Pulcher."
Source: Modern Humorist
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