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Prostitutes and Courtesans in the Ancient World

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Prostitutes and Courtesans in the Ancient World explores the implications of sex-for-pay across a broad span of time, from ancient Mesopotamia to the early Christian period. In ancient times, although they were socially marginal, prostitutes connected with almost every aspect of daily life. They sat in brothels and walked the streets; they paid taxes and set up dedications ...more
Paperback, 1st edition Wisconsin Studies in Classics, 360 pages
Published February 6th 2006 by University of Wisconsin Press
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Apr 07, 2015 Jonathan rated it it was amazing
This was a really fascinating read - not too far out of my wheelhouse, but the first book I have tackled that dealt primarily with gender, or rather that most ubiquitous of careers for women in the ancient world: prostitution. The various essays in this volume offer a plethora of factoids and digressions that illuminate ancient philosophy, tragedy, comedy and social mores in the Greco-Roman world.
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