Title: Roman Sex: 100 BC-AD 250
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, New York
Publication Date: 2003
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
Edition: First edition.
Folio. Profusely illustrated in color. Original printed boards; dust jacket. New photography by Michael Larvey. 114 illustrations, including 95 plates in full color. Some rubbing on cover, otherwise fine. Bookseller Inventory # 400612
Synopsis: Picture a world where good sex is a blessing of the gods, not a cause for guilt, and where acts often considered immoral, even illegal by our standards are instead celebrated. Such a world is no futurist's fantasy but rather the reality of ancient Rome, 100 BC to 250 AD. In "Roman Sex", an illustrated, contextual study of the erotic art of that era, historian John R. Clarke exposes paintings, sculptures and ceramics featuring such controversial subject matter as group sex, lesbianism and the phallus as talisman. He then uses these works to explain ancient Roman attitudes towards a range of societal issues.
Product Description: Book by John Clarke
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