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Looking at Lovemaking Constructions of Sexuality in Roman Art, 100 B

Author: John R Clarke
Publisher: University of California Press 2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What did sex mean to the ancient Romans? In this lavishly illustrated study, John R. Clarke investigates a rich assortment of Roman erotic art to answer this question-and along the way, he reveals a society quite different from our own. Clarke reevaluates our understanding of Roman art and society in a study informed by recent gender and cultural studies, and focusing for the first time on attitudes toward the  Read more...
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John R Clarke
ISBN: 9780520229044 0520229045 9780520935860 0520935861
OCLC Number: 923529717
Description: 1 online resource (395 Seiten)
Contents: List if Illustrations Acknowledgments Introduction I. The Cultural Construction of Sexuality 2. Greek and Hellenistic Constructions of Lovemaking The Augustan and Early ]ulio-Claudian Periods (27 B.C. -A.D. 30) 3. Representations of Male-to-Male Lovemaking 4* Representations of Male-to-Female Lovemaking 5. Sex and the Body of the Other Pompeii: The Neronian and Flavian Periods (A.D. 54-79) 6. The Display of Erotica and the Erotics of Display in Houses 7. The Display of Erotica and the Erotics of Display in Public Buildings Italy and the Provinces: I7te First through the Third Centuries 8. The Invention and Spread of Sexual Imagery through the Roman World Conclusions Notes Glossary A Guide to Classical Texts Bibliography Index

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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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