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Roman Sex: 100 BC to AD 250

3.83  ·  Rating Details  ·  53 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
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. era, historian John R. Clarke exposes paintings, sculptures and ceramics featuring such controversial s ...more
Hardcover, 168 pages
Published May 1st 2003 by Harry N. Abrams (first published 2003)
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Olethros
Sep 24, 2013 Olethros rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
-Una entrada sobre sexo en este blog. Veremos si es cierto lo que dicen sobre sexo e internet.-

Género. Ensayo.

Lo que nos cuenta. Repaso de la concepción y manejo del sexo en la Antigua Roma desde las representaciones artísticas relacionadas con la sexualidad como punto de partida y que se nos muestran a través de una enorme cantidad de fotografías que ilustran el texto, que trata su presencia en el ámbito doméstico y en las creencias sobrenaturales, que aborda diferentes opciones sexuales en ent
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Jorge Rueda
Sep 09, 2010 Jorge Rueda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sexo en Roma (100 a.C.- 250 d.C.) es una gran golosina cultural, una amplia selección fotográfica que incluye material "desenterrado" de los gabinetes secretos de varios museos y un estudio bien documentado sobre esas representaciones del sexo engastados en un libro tamaño carta de 168 páginas de buena factura; su autor, John R. Clarke, es catedrático en historia del arte de la Universidad de Texas especializado en estudios sobre el Imperio Romano.

Considerando los emplazamientos originales de lo
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Ruth
Jan 30, 2013 Ruth rated it it was ok
Shelves: non-fiction
c2003. Just goes to show that there is nothing new under the sun. Its not a large book but does have some interesting facts. Some of the illustrations are so faded so the accompanying descriptions together with pointing out some of the subtleties were enlightening. Ironically, the images that were hidden from public gaze because of the sensitivities of the time have survived better than the frescoes/murals that remained in situ. The book definitely does add to knowledge of the Roman life - perha ...more
pjr8888
Mar 10, 2009 pjr8888 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: my college latin teacher
msgr, clarence never made latin his fascinating. he would have had us believe that the only thing the romans worried about was whether the phrasiology was past contry to fact or future pluperfect. if he were still alive, i'd send him a copy... i still might send the seminary library a copy! "o tempora, o mores!"
Jessica Ambler
Jun 06, 2007 Jessica Ambler rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone!
A great coffee table type book on Roman erotic art written by my academic heart-throb, Prof. John Clarke (UT Austin). Great photos and introductory information, this is a fun into. into Roman art!
Bob Wilson
Meh. It was sorta interesting. Funny that porn doesn't change through time
Janie
Mar 14, 2008 Janie marked it as to-read
Really, I'd just check this out for the articles.
Shawn
Feb 21, 2009 Shawn rated it it was amazing
Best coffee table book ever!
Michael
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pornographic
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