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Roman Sex: 100 B.C. to A.D. 250

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In this lavishly illustrated, contextual study of the erotic art of ancient Rome, historian Clarke exposes previously hidden erotic paintings, sculptures, and ceramics. He uses these works to explain ancient Roman attitudes toward a range of societal issues. 114 illustrations, 95 in full color.

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 today's standards are instead celebrated. Such a world is no futurist's fantasy, but rather the reality of ancient Rome, 100 B.C. to A.D. 250. In Roman Sex, a lavishly illustrated, contextual study of the erotic art of that era, historian John R. Clarke exposes previously hidden 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 toward a range of societal issues. The beautifully reproduced art, most in full color, hails from the entire Roman empire, including what is now Germany and France. Fresh, accessible, and seriously fun, Roman Sex offers copious information about a culture that, though very different, was an important precursor of our own.

Synopsis:

In this illustrated, contextual study of the erotic art of the Roman era, Clarke exposes paintings, sculptures and ceramics featuring such subject matter as group sex, lesbianism and the phallus as talisman, in order to explain ancient Roman attitudes towards a range of societal issues.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 164) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810942639
Subtitle:
100 B.C. to A.D. 250
Publisher:
Harry N. Abrams
Author:
Clarke, John R.
Author:
Clarke, John
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Ancient - Rome
Subject:
Fine Arts
Subject:
Nudes & Erotic
Subject:
History - Ancient/Classical
Subject:
Erotic art
Subject:
Art, roman
Subject:
Sex customs in art
Subject:
Art, Roman -- Themes, motives.
Subject:
Erotic art - Italy - Rome
Subject:
Art-Erotic Art
Series Volume:
107-200
Publication Date:
20030501
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
168
Dimensions:
11.02x8.82x.77 in. 2.19 lbs.
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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Roman Sex: 100 B.C. to A.D. 250
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Product details 168 pages Harry N. Abrams - English 9780810942639 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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 today's standards are instead celebrated. Such a world is no futurist's fantasy, but rather the reality of ancient Rome, 100 B.C. to A.D. 250. In Roman Sex, a lavishly illustrated, contextual study of the erotic art of that era, historian John R. Clarke exposes previously hidden 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 toward a range of societal issues. The beautifully reproduced art, most in full color, hails from the entire Roman empire, including what is now Germany and France. Fresh, accessible, and seriously fun, Roman Sex offers copious information about a culture that, though very different, was an important precursor of our own.
"Synopsis" by , In this illustrated, contextual study of the erotic art of the Roman era, Clarke exposes paintings, sculptures and ceramics featuring such subject matter as group sex, lesbianism and the phallus as talisman, in order to explain ancient Roman attitudes towards a range of societal issues.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 164) and index.
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