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Prostitutes and Matrons in the Roman World

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ISBN-10: 1316602648

ISBN-13: 9781316602645

Edition: 2018

Authors: Anise K. Strong

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Prostitutes and Matrons in the Roman World is the first substantial account of elite Roman concubines and courtesans. Exploring the blurred line between proper matron and wicked prostitute, it illuminates the lives of sexually promiscuous women like Messalina and Clodia, as well as prostitutes with hearts of gold who saved Rome and their lovers in times of crisis. It also offers insights into the multiple functions of erotic imagery and the circumstances in which prostitutes could play prominent roles in Roman public and religious life. Tracing the evolution of social stereotypes and concepts of virtue and vice in ancient Rome, this volume reveals the range of life choices and sexual…    
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2018
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/20/2018
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 314
Size: 5.91" wide x 9.06" long x 0.67" tall
Weight: 0.990