Author: Kiefer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136181989

Category: History

Page: 400

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First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Author: Paul Chrystal

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445643529

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 715

An entertaining and intriguing account of sex in Rome and the exploits of some of Rome’s celebrated exponents of sexual permissiveness and perversion
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Author: Otto Kiefer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780766136434

Category: Rome

Page: 424

View: 9367

The psychological basis of the Roman Empire was a ruthless, frequently sadistic "will to power." This impulse is highly manifest in Ancient Roman attitudes towards sex. After describing women's position in Roman society, Otto Kiefer skilfully surveys the crypto-sexual satisfaction derived by Romans from a range of activities: the sadistic treatment of slaves, savage public executions involving crucifixion and the mauling of naked, unarmed prisoners by wild beasts, and almost incredible mass-gladiatorial combats. The strong sexual element in Roman religion receives attention, as do the varying attitudes towards sex of Rome's major writers. A gallery of Emperors and Empresses complete with their often bizarre tastes, is included and Otto Kiefer takes a critical look at the notion that Rome's sexual excesses contributed to its decline and fall.
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Author: Thomas A. J. McGinn

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195161328

Category: History

Page: 416

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This is a study of the legal rules affecting the practice of female prostitution at Rome approximately from 200 B.C. to A.D. 250. It examines the formation and precise content of the legal norms developed for prostitution and those engaged in this profession, with close attention to their social context. McGinn's unique study explores the "fit" between the law-system and the socio-economic reality while shedding light on important questions concerning marginal groups, marriage, sexual behavior, the family, slavery, and citizen status, particularly that of women.
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Sexuality in Ancient Greece and Rome

Author: Kirk Ormand

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9781477311455

Category: Social Science

Page: 412

View: 4691

"Comprehensive, reader-friendly, richly detailed, forthright, subtle, and very clear, Controlling Desires is the only handbook on ancient sexuality that works persistently to offset modern readers' assumptions about sex and sexuality, to challenge the notion that sexuality is natural and universal, and to bring out the differences between ancient and modern discourses of sex—or, even, between ancient and modern experiences of desire. As such, it is a very helpful resource for students working on the history of sexuality in classical antiquity, because it shows how such a history might be possible and what is actually historical about sexuality." —David M. Halperin, University of Michigan, author of One Hundred Years of Homosexuality, Saint Foucault, and How to Do the History of Homosexuality Since its first publication in 2009, Controlling Desires has been widely lauded as an accessible introduction to sexual practices, attitudes, and beliefs in the classical world. Treating Greece and Rome in separate sections, with ample cross-references and comparisons, Kirk Ormand presents a wide array of evidence from literary texts and visual arts, including two new chapters on Greek vase painting and Roman artifacts and wall paintings.
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Author: Alberto Angela

Publisher: Europa Editions Incorporated

ISBN: 9781933372716

Category: History

Page: 384

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This voyage of exploration chronicles twenty-four hours in the life of a Roman patrician, beginning at dawn on an ordinary day in the year 115 A.D., with Imperial Rome at the height of its power.
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Author: Rebecca Langlands

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521859433

Category: History

Page: 399

View: 9161

A 2006 study of Roman sexuality and sexual ethics focusing on the crucial and unsettled concept of pudicitia.
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Author: Judith P. Hallett

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691011783

Category: History

Page: 343

View: 8923

By applying feminist critical tools to forms of public discourse, including literature, history, law, medicine, and political oratory, the essays collected here explore the hierarchy of power reflected strongly in most accounts of Roman sexual relations--where noblemen acted as the penetrators and women, boys, and slaves the penetrated.
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Author: Kyle Harper

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674074564

Category: History

Page: 304

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The transformation of the Roman world from polytheistic to Christian is one of the most sweeping ideological changes of premodern history. At the center was sex. Kyle Harper examines how Christianity changed the ethics of sexual behavior from shame to sin, and shows how the roots of modern sexuality are grounded in an ancient religious revolution.
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Second Edition

Author: Craig A. Williams

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195388747

Category: History

Page: 471

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"Ten years after its original publication, Roman Homosexuality remains the definitive statement on this fundamental but often misunderstood aspect of Roman culture. This second edition features a new foreword by Martha Nussbaum, a revised introduction and entirely new afterword that take account of recent developments in the field, a new appendix on the ancient graffiti from Pompeii, fresh new translations, and updated notes and bibliography." --Book Jacket.
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Bodies, Values, and Status

Author: Matthew B. Roller

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400888247

Category: History

Page: 240

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What was really going on at Roman banquets? In this lively new book, veteran Romanist Matthew Roller looks at a little-explored feature of Roman culture: dining posture. In ancient Rome, where dining was an indicator of social position as well as an extended social occasion, dining posture offered a telling window into the day-to-day lives of the city's inhabitants. This book investigates the meaning and importance of the three principal dining postures--reclining, sitting, and standing--in the period 200 B.C.-200 A.D. It explores the social values and distinctions associated with each of the postures and with the diners who assumed them. Roller shows that dining posture was entangled with a variety of pressing social issues, such as gender roles and relations, sexual values, rites of passage, and distinctions among the slave, freed, and freeborn conditions. Timely in light of the recent upsurge of interest in Roman dining, this book is equally concerned with the history of the body and of bodily practices in social contexts. Roller gathers evidence for these practices and their associated values not only from elite literary texts, but also from subelite visual representations--specifically, funerary monuments from the city of Rome and wall paintings of dining scenes from Pompeii. Engagingly written, Dining Posture in Ancient Rome will appeal not only to the classics scholar, but also to anyone interested in how life was lived in the Eternal City.
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Author: Licht,

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136182330

Category: History

Page: 478

View: 4396

First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Grammatical Gender and Biological Sex in Ancient Rome

Author: Anthony Corbeill

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400852463

Category: History

Page: 216

View: 9318

From the moment a child in ancient Rome began to speak Latin, the surrounding world became populated with objects possessing grammatical gender—masculine eyes (oculi), feminine trees (arbores), neuter bodies (corpora). Sexing the World surveys the many ways in which grammatical gender enabled Latin speakers to organize aspects of their society into sexual categories, and how this identification of grammatical gender with biological sex affected Roman perceptions of Latin poetry, divine power, and the human hermaphrodite. Beginning with the ancient grammarians, Anthony Corbeill examines how these scholars used the gender of nouns to identify the sex of the object being signified, regardless of whether that object was animate or inanimate. This informed the Roman poets who, for a time, changed at whim the grammatical gender for words as seemingly lifeless as "dust" (pulvis) or "tree bark" (cortex). Corbeill then applies the idea of fluid grammatical gender to the basic tenets of Roman religion and state politics. He looks at how the ancients tended to construct Rome's earliest divinities as related male and female pairs, a tendency that waned in later periods. An analogous change characterized the dual-sexed hermaphrodite, whose sacred and political significance declined as the republican government became an autocracy. Throughout, Corbeill shows that the fluid boundaries of sex and gender became increasingly fixed into opposing and exclusive categories. Sexing the World contributes to our understanding of the power of language to shape human perception.
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Ideology, the Bible, and the Early Christians

Author: David Wheeler-Reed

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300231318

Category: Religion

Page: 200

View: 7883

A New Testament scholar challenges the belief that American family values are based on “Judeo-Christian” norms by drawing unexpected comparisons between ancient Christian theories and modern discourses Challenging the long-held assumption that American values—be they Christian or secular—are based on “Judeo-Christian” norms, this provocative study compares ancient Christian discourses on marriage and sexuality with contemporary ones, maintaining that modern family values owe more to Roman Imperial beliefs than to the bible. Engaging with Foucault’s ideas, Wheeler-Reed examines how conservative organizations and the Supreme Court have misunderstood Christian beliefs on marriage and the family. Taking on modern cultural debates on marriage and sexuality, with implications for historians, political thinkers, and jurists, this book undermines the conservative ideology of the family, starting from the position that early Christianity, in its emphasis on celibacy and denunciation of marriage, was in opposition to procreation, the ideological norm in the Greco-Roman world.
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Author: Otto Kiefer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0710307012

Category: History

Page: 399

View: 2152

First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Author: Alex Comfort

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 074347774X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 2196

A thirtieth anniversary edition of the guide first published in 1972 features updated text and illustrations and covers such topics as sexually transmitted diseases and achieving healthy intimacy. Reprint.
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Author: Mark Golden,Peter Toohey

Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748613205

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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This volume collects and introduces some of the best writing on sexual behavior and gender differences in ancient Greece and Rome including four chapters newly translated from German and French. The volume charts the extraordinary evolution of scholarly investigation of a once-hidden aspect of the ancient world.
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Author: Otto Kiefer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0710307012

Category: History

Page: 399

View: 4999

First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Author: Caroline Vout

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521867398

Category: Art

Page: 285

View: 9078

Through detailed analysis of a selection of material (poetry, prose and statues), this book explores how imperial power, and the authority and accessibility of the Roman emperor, were constructed and contested through the representation of sexual relations.
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Author: Kenneth James Dover

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674362703

Category: History

Page: 246

View: 1287

To what extent and in what ways was homosexuality approved by the ancient Greeks? An eminent classicist examines the evidence--vase paintings, archaic and classical poetry, the dialogues of Plato, speeches in the law courts, the comedies of Aristophanes--and reaches provocative conclusions. A discussion of female homosexuality is included.
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