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Unspeakable professions: public performance and prostitution

  title={Unspeakable professions: public performance and prostitution},
  author={C. Edwards},
Book synopsis: This collection of essays seeks to establish Roman constructions of sexuality and gender difference as a distinct area of research, complementing work already done on Greece to give a fuller picture of ancient sexuality. By applying feminist critical tools to forms of public discourse, including literature, history, law, medicine, and political oratory, the essays explore the hierarchy of power reflected so strongly in most Roman sexual relations, where noblemen acted as the… Expand
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