Roman Hospitality: The Professional Women of Pompeii (Marco Polo Monographs, 5)

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9780967720173: Roman Hospitality: The Professional Women of Pompeii (Marco Polo Monographs, 5)

Just how many prostitutes were there in Pompeii? This book presents the facts about the role of women in Roman society. Dr. DeFelice presents a provocative understanding of the women who worked in Pompeii. Were they all prostitutes? What was the status of unmarried women in Roman society? What kind of marriages existed? This volume also includes a complete, up-to-date study of all known buildings in Pompeii devoted to the hospitality industry, making it a valuable classical reference work and guidebook.

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