author={John P. Sullivan},
  pages={288 - 302}

Obscenity in Epigram

Roman prose and poetry

Martial on Ovid on Ovid. Mart. 11.104, The Remedia Amoris, and Saturnalian Poetics

This article re-examines the interactions of Martial’s epigram 11.104 with Ovidian poetry. While previous interpretations have been primarily concerned with Martial’s manifest allusion to the Ars

The language of Roman adultery

This thesis uses the language of adultery to examine the relationship between law and society in ancient Rome. In particular, questions will be asked about the ways in which this exchange functioned

Effeminacy in the Shadow of Empire: The Politics of Transgressive Gender in Josephus's Bellum Judaicum

As has long been recognized, Judaean tyranny, especially that associated with the revolutionary faction led by John of Gischala, plays a central role in Bellum Judaicum, functioning as an infectious

Embodied Poetics in Martial 11

In this paper, I call attention to the way in which Martial uses the body of his “wife.” In particular, I focus on one act the poet associates with his wife in this libellus, that of anal sex. I

Sexual morality in ancient Rome

Introduction 1. Sexual virtue on display: the cults of pudicitia and honours for women 2. Traditional narratives and Livy's Roman history 3. Valerius Maximus: the complexities of past as paradigm 4.

Some Myths and Anomalies in the Study of Roman Sexuality

This paper seeks to dispel several myths prevalent in the scholarship on Roman sexuality: that a freed slave was still obligated to serve his former master's sexual demands (LA), that the cinaeduscannot be the same as the modern male homosexual (LB), and that the Romans were implacably hostile to lesbianism.