Dad Jokes, I’m pretty sure they’ve been in existence since Man developed language and there were family structures with fathers in evidence.
I have a joke about Jason and his Argonauts, but it’s kind of long
I have a joke about Hector, but the punchline’s a drag
I have a joke about Boreas, but it’s a bit long-winded
I have a Medusa joke; it’s pretty rock solid
I have a joke about Hephaestus, but it’s pretty lame
I have a joke about Procrustes, but it’s a bit of a stretch
I have a joke about Galatea, but it stats out a bit stiff— Eldrtich Crow
Now sure; these are only ones from the Hellenistic period and are specific the Mediterranean region where the ancient Greek city-states dominated the culture. That’s a necessary focus because written language is needed in order to record these bits of humor… and I’m so not going to fight my way through hieratic, cuneiform, or hanzi! 😆
And, for the pendants among us, you could say that aren’t ancient dad jokes; they’re Classical dad jokes.