Author: Otto Kiefer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0710307012

Category: History

Page: 399

View: 8163

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

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780766136434

Category: Rome

Page: 424

View: 5260

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: Kiefer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136181989

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 7652

First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Author: Thomas A. J. McGinn

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195161328

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 3063

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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Author: Arbiter Petronius

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783150198452

Category:

Page: 142

View: 8993

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Ein Leben

Author: Stacy Schiff

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641083311

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 4815

Die glänzend erzählte Lebensgeschichte der legendären ägyptischen Königin Kleopatra VII., letzter weiblicher Pharao Ägyptens, ist heute hinter Mythen, übler Nachrede und märchenhafter Schönheit verborgen. Stacy Schiff , Pulitzer-Preisträgerin, zeigt in ihrer Biografie dank intensiver Recherche und neuer Auswertung antiker Quellen nicht nur die laszive Verführerin und das intrigante Machtweib, sondern enthüllt eine außerordentlich starke Herrscherin – selbstbewusst, versiert in politischem Kalkül, diplomatisch und visionär. Detailfülle und Mut zum zugespitzten historischen Urteil, sprachliche Eleganz und provokantspritzige Porträts der mächtigen Mit- und Gegenspieler an Kleopatras Seite versetzen den Leser ins alte Reich am Nil mit seinem weltläufigen Charme und seiner machtpolitischen Unerbittlichkeit.
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Author: Paul Chrystal

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445643529

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 6940

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: Meyer,

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136889132

Category: Reference

Page: 256

View: 9165

First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Author: Frank Richard Cowell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399503283

Category: History

Page: 207

View: 1516

Examines the daily lives of ancient Romans, including their social customs, religion, food, recreation, home life, and politics.
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Author: Donald G. Kyle

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415248426

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 5477

Rome killed many thousands of people & animals in elaborate public spectacles. This provocative book asks not only who the victims were, and why they were killed in such a brutal fashion, but what happened to their bodies.
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Der Gebrauch der Lüste / übers. von Ulrich Raulff und Walter Seitter

Author: Michel Foucault

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518283172

Category:

Page: 326

View: 4862

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Die Umwelt-Enzyklika des Papstes

Author: Franziskus (Papst),

Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH

ISBN: 345180736X

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 3674

Mit großer Spannung wurde sie erwartet, auch von Nicht-Katholiken: Die Umwelt-Enzyklika von Papst Franziskus nimmt die heute entscheidenden Themen in den Blick; es geht um die geht um soziale, ökologische und politische Zusammenhänge. Wohl selten war ein päpstliches Schreiben so aktuell und brisant und vor allem relevant für alle Gesellschaftsschichten und Menschen weltweit. Mit "Laudato si" beweist Franziskus, dass die Kirche nach wie vor eine unverzichtbare Stimme im Diskurs zur Gestaltung der modernen Welt ist. Wer verstehen will, wie Papst und Kirche die großen Herausforderungen unserer Zeit bestehen wollen, kommt an diesem Werk nicht vorbei. Ein Muss für jeden, der an den drängenden Fragen unserer Zeit interessiert ist.
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Author: Anise K. Strong

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107148758

Category: History

Page: 350

View: 4029

Prostitutes and Matrons in the Roman World is the first substantial account of elite Roman concubines and courtesans. Exploring the blurred line between proper matron and wicked prostitute, it illuminates the lives of sexually promiscuous women like Messalina and Clodia, as well as prostitutes with hearts of gold who saved Rome and their lovers in times of crisis. It also offers insights into the multiple functions of erotic imagery and the circumstances in which prostitutes could play prominent roles in Roman public and religious life. Tracing the evolution of social stereotypes and concepts of virtue and vice in ancient Rome, this volume reveals the range of life choices and sexual activity, beyond the traditional binary depiction of wives or prostitutes, that were available to Roman women.
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Social Life in Ancient Rome

Author: Paul Chrystal

Publisher: Fonthill Media

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 288

View: 1883

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A People's History Of Ancient Rome

Author: Michael Parenti

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595585567

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 2349

Most historians, both ancient and modern, have viewed the Late Republic of Rome through the eyes of its rich nobility. In The Assassination of Julius Caesar, Michael Parenti presents us with a story of popular resistance against entrenched power and wealth. As he carefully weighs the evidence concerning the murder of Caesar, Parenti sketches in the background to the crime with fascinating detail about wider Roman society. In these pages we find reflections on the democratic struggle waged by Roman commoners, religious augury as an instrument of social control, the patriarchal oppression of women, and the political use of homophobic attacks. The Assassination of Julius Caesar offers a whole new perspective on an era we thought we knew well.
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Author: Rebecca Langlands

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521859433

Category: History

Page: 399

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A 2006 study of Roman sexuality and sexual ethics focusing on the crucial and unsettled concept of pudicitia.
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Author: John Clarke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781626540170

Category: Art

Page: 170

View: 9705

Who could do what—to whom—and why? What were the rules of sexual engagement? Why did the ancient Romans proudly display their erotic art in public? When and why did Women's Liberation come to ancient Rome? What were the rules of homosexual lovemaking? What was the role of prostitution—both male and female? Answering these questions and many more, "Roman Sex" provides a fresh and provocative account of ancient Roman sexual practices. Featuring 114 illustrations, including 95 full-color plates, "Roman Sex" explains for the first time a wealth of newly discovered sexual art including many paintings, sculptures, and vases hidden away in the world's "secret museums." John R. Clarke, one of the world's foremost authorities on ancient Rome, puts these works of art back into their original context—whether in the home, brothel, or banquet table—and reveals ancient Roman attitudes on sex and sexuality. The first Women's Liberation movement also took place in this period, and Clarke explains how and when it came about. He shows how and why the Roman man was a bisexual creature, alternating his affections between women and men, and how society treated the entrenched homosexual. Lesbian sex, illustrated by startling new discoveries at Pompeii, also gets full treatment. Romans, both rich and poor, proudly displayed images in their homes that today we would hide away. Clarke takes the reader into a society markedly different from ours in its attitudes toward sex. With all its quirks, it was a sexually tolerant society that encouraged the creation and open display of erotic art. "Roman Sex" will appeal to any reader who wants to understand this culture, which was in many ways the forerunner of our own. John R. Clarke is Annie Laurie Howard Regents Professor of the History of Art at the University of Texas at Austin, and a past president of the College Art Association. He is one of the world's foremost authorities on life in ancient Rome and author of "The Houses of Roman Italy: Ritual, Space, and Decoration 100 B.C. to A.D. 250," as well as "Looking at Lovemaking: Constructions of Sexuality in Roman Art 100 B.C. to A.D. 250."
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Ein Leitfaden für Meisterschaft in Beziehungen, Beruf und Sexualität

Author: David Deida

Publisher: J. Kamphausen Verlag

ISBN: 3899018176

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 221

View: 5694

Der ultimative spirituelle Wegweiser für Männer. Was ist meine wahre Bestimmung im Leben? Was wollen die Frauen wirklich? Was macht einen guten Liebhaber aus? David Deida untersucht die wichtigsten Themen im Leben eines Mannes von Karriere und Familie über Frauen und Intimität zu Liebe und Spiritualität um Männern einen praktischen Wegweiser für ein Leben in Integrität, Echtheit und Freiheit zu geben. Mit klaren Hinweisen, stärkenden Erkenntnissen, Körperübungen und vielem mehr unterstützt Sie der international anerkannte Experte für Sexualität und Spiritualität, ein erfülltes Leben zu verwirklichen jetzt sofort und ohne Kompromisse! "Es ist an der Zeit, sich über das Macho-Ideal nur Rückgrat und kein Herz hinauszuentwickeln," schreibt David Deida. "Es ist aber auch an der Zeit, sich über das sensible Softie-Ideal, nur Herz und kein Rückgrat, hinauszuentwickeln."
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