Tatiana Ivleva and Rob Collins Un-Roman Sex explores how gender and sex were perceived and represented outside the Mediterranean core of the Roman Empire, focusing on gender constructs and sexual behaviours in the provinces and frontier regions. Drawing on literary, epigraphic, and archaeological evidence, the contributors present new and emerging ideas on […]
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Sarah Levin-Richardson Pompeii’s brothel is the only verifiable brothel from Greco-Roman antiquity. The Brothel of Pompeii: Sex, Class and Gender at the Margins of Roman Society (Cambridge University Press, 2019) tells its story. Taking readers on a tour of all of the purpose-built structure’s evidence, including the rarely seen upper floor, […]
For Victorians, the hand served as an acceptable object of fixation upon which to leer and project meaning and fantasy.