Prostitution, Sexuality, and the Law in Ancient...

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Author  Thomas A. J. McGinn
Publisher  Oxford University Press
Publication Date   January 30, 2003
ISBN  0195161327
Pages  436

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

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