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Hieroclean Legacy

The legacy of jokes. Hierocles, in the fifth Christian century, was the first person who hunted up and compiled jokes. After a life-long labour he mustered together as many as twenty-eight, which he has left to the world as his legacy.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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