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Roman Sex: 100 BC-AD 250

CLARKE, John R.

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ISBN 10: 0810942631 / ISBN 13: 9780810942639
Published by Harry N. Abrams, New York, 2003
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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

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Title: Roman Sex: 100 BC-AD 250

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, New York

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First edition.

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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.

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