Sexual Life in Ancient Rome

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Sexual Life in Ancient Rome (History and Politics)

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Author  Otto Kiefer
Publisher  Constable
Publication Date   April 1, 1996
ISBN  0094744807
Pages  380

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1952. Rome's sexual life ran a parallel course to its cultural development: at first fulfilled in simple, severe, and prosaic married life, then developing into more sophisticated forms of sensuality, and degenerating into sadism, but always instinctive and always unspiritual. Yet, like its mighty Empire, Rome's sexual life sometimes displayed a greatness which may be repellent but is always impressive. Illustrated with plates.

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