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    DescriptionThis is a study of the legal rules affecting the practice of female prostitution at Rome approximately from 200 B.C. to A.D. 250. It examines the formation and precise content of the legal norms developed for prostitution and those engaged in this profession, with close attention to their social context. McGinn's unique study explores the "fit" between the law-system and the socio-economic reality while shedding light on important questions concerning marginal groups, marriage, sexual behavior, the family, slavery, and citizen status, particularly that of women.

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    Prostitution, Sexuality and the Law in Ancient Rome
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Thomas A. J. McGinn
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 436
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 233 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 596 g
    ISBN 13: 9780195161328
    ISBN 10: 0195161327

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BIC subject category V2: JFMX
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17720
    LC classification: DG
    B&T Approval Code: A31405200
    DC21: 937
    BIC subject category V2: LAM
    BISAC V2.8: SOC032000, SOC028000
    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 1QDAR
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A39303040
    DC22: 306.7409376
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: LAW060000
    Thema V1.0: NHB, NHTB, JBFV, NHD, NHC, LAM
    Edition statement
    2nd ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Publication date
    01 February 2003
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    Thomas A. J. McGinn's erudite study of the legal rules affecting female prostitution from 200 B.C.E. to 250 C.E. is...particularly welcome...McGinn's mastery of Roman legal scholarship is most impressive...this is an impressive work that will long remain the central reference point for anyone studying Roman prostitution. American Historical Review This is the first serious and detailed study of prostitution as it existed throughout the Roman world, covering the period 200 BCE to 250 CE...This book is a must for serious scholars who want to understand the Roman social world. Religious Studies Review McGinn's greatest contribution is his discussion of critical methodologies and his insistence on looking at the fullest social and political contexts within which prostitution existed. Choice The author has done extensive comparative reading on a wide range of subjects... and displays an impressive breadth of legal knowledge throughout...[this book] provides a solid and excellent base on which to build future studies of prostitution in Roman antiquity. The Classical Outlook