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    Roman Sex: 100 B.C. to A.D. 250 (Hardback) By (author) John R. Clarke, By (author) Michael Larvey


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    DescriptionPicture 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. In "Roman Sex", an illustrated, contextual study of the erotic art of that era, historian John R. Clarke exposes paintings, sculptures and ceramics featuring such controversial subject matter as group sex, lesbianism and the phallus as talisman. He then uses these works to explain ancient Roman attitudes towards a range of societal issues.

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    Roman Sex
    100 B.C. to A.D. 250
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John R. Clarke, By (author) Michael Larvey
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 168
    Width: 221 mm
    Height: 274 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 816 g
    ISBN 13: 9780810942639
    ISBN 10: 0810942631

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB, JFC
    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JMU, VFVC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T9.2
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Libri: I-AT
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 22
    BISAC V2.8: ART000000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15830
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020, ART512000
    BIC subject category V2: ACG
    BISAC V2.8: ART015060
    DC21: 306.70937
    LC classification: N5760
    LC subject heading: ,
    Abridged Dewey: 700/4538/0937
    LC classification: N5760 .C58 2003
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 700.45380937
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    LC classification: N5760 \.C5
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    Thema V1.0: AGA, JMU, NHTB, VFVC, JBCC
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAR
    Thema style qualifier V1.0: 6CA
    Illustrations note
    114 illustrations, (95 colour )
    Imprint name
    Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
    Publication date
    06 May 2003
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    John R. Clarke is Annie Laurie Howard Regents Professor of Art History, at the University of Texas at Austin. He is one of the foremost international authorities on ancient Rome.