Prostitution, Sexuality and the Law in Ancient Rome

Prostitution, Sexuality and the Law in Ancient Rome

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

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  • Hardback | 432 pages
  • 163.6 x 242.3 x 28.4mm | 846g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195087852
  • 9780195087857

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"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."--Choiceshow more