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Roman Sex: 100 BC to AD 250

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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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Sep 24, 2013 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
Mar 14, 2008 marked it as to-read
Really, I'd just check this out for the articles.
Jorge Rueda
Sep 09, 2010 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
Roman Clodia
Jun 25, 2016 rated it liked it
This is Clarke's companion to his Looking at Lovemaking: Constructions of Sexuality in Roman Art, 100 B.C.-A.D.250, and gives full colour glossy pictures of the art and artefacts discussed in the previous book. The context is scholarly rather than smutty as Clarke challenges ideas about the transhistoricism of categories such as 'pornography', and blasé ideas that the Romans 'were just like us'.

The commentary is limited, so anyone wanting a detailed discussion of what we can learn from the repre
Jan 30, 2013 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
Mar 10, 2009 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!"
Bob Wilson
Meh. It was sorta interesting. Funny that porn doesn't change through time
Feb 21, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Best coffee table book ever!
Jessica Ambler
Jun 06, 2007 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!
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