Looking at Lovemaking
Constructions of Sexuality in Roman Art, 100 B.C.-A.D. 250eBook - 1998
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 erotic among both the Roman non-elite and women. This splendid volume is the first study of erotic art and sexuality to set these works-many newly discovered and previously unpublished-i.
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, ©1998
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvii, 372 pages) : illustrations