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Looking at lovemaking : constructions of sexuality in Roman art, 100 B.C.-A.D. 250

Author: John R Clarke
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this illustrated study, John R. Clarke investigates an assortment of Roman erotic art to answer the question of what sex meant to the ancient Romans. The text re-evaluates our understanding of  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Clarke, John R., 1945-
Looking at lovemaking.
Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)605341906
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John R Clarke
ISBN: 0520200241 9780520200241 0520229045 9780520229044
OCLC Number: 36130665
Description: xvii, 372 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: The cultural construction of sexuality --
Greek and Hellenistic constructions of lovemaking --
The Augustan and early Julio-Claudian Periods (27 B.C. --
A.D. 30). Respresentations of male-to-male lovemaking ; Representations of male-to-female lovemaking ; Sex and the body of the other --
Pompeii : the Neronian and Flavian Periods (A.D. 54 --
79). The display of erotica and the erotics of display in houses ; The display of erotica and the erotics of display in public buildings --
Italy and the provinces : the first through the third centuries. The invention and spread of sexual imagery through the Roman world.
Responsibility: John R. Clarke.
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"Clarke's exegisis of wall paintings from the so-called Suburban Baths, a Roman unisex locker room, is worth the price of the book alone."--"Lingua Franca

 
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