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Roman Sexuality

Social and legal implications of Roman sexuality, homosexuality, prostitution.
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Books Covering Greco-Roman Sexuality and Sex Roles

Non-Standard Roman Male Sexuality
Greek sexuality was often looked on as perversion by the Romans.

Legal Opinions on Prostitution
Selections from Justinian's the Corpus Iuris Civilis [The Code of Civil Law].

Types of Eunuchs in the Roman Empire
A description of the different categories of eunuchs in Rome, especially as recognized during the Roman Empire.

Quiz on roman marriage (matrimonium)
Self-grading multiple choice quiz on ancient Roman marriage.

Standard Roman Male Sexuality
Standard Roman sexuality may well have involved what we look upon as homosexuality, but which may not have been so considered by the Romans themselves.

Notes on Roman Prostitutes, Brothels, and Prostitution
Ancient Roman prostitutes, harlots, brothels and other houses of prostitution. Notes from a public domain translation of Petronius, by W. C. Firebaugh, on the history of prostitutes in ancient Rome.

Ulpian's Passages on Roman Eunuchs
Castration was frequently condemned by those in power in Rome. The important third century Roman jurist Ulpian says the following about the topic.

Article on Matrimonium (marriage) in ancient Greece and Rome, from Harry Thurston Peck, Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities (1898).

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