Looking at Lovemaking

Looking at Lovemaking

Constructions of Sexuality in Roman Art, 100 B.C.-A.D. 250

eBook - 1998
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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 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splendid volume is the first study of erotic art and sexuality to set these works-many newly discovered and previously unpublished-i.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
ISBN: 9780585327136
0585327130
9780520935860
0520935861
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvii, 372 pages) : illustrations

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