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More fluff than fascinating, I still learned a little, namely: She explains citizens’ fear of hermaphrodites, investigates the stinging price paid for adultery despite the ease of divorce, introduces readers to a surprising array of saucy pornographers, and the joy of sexus describes the eco-friendly dildos used by libidinous ancients.

Filthy Gestures, Images, Language: Often it is shown in a negative light, something that, despite being the most natural of human acts, is ruining and corrupting lives and the joy of sexus.

Pleasant enough but not very satisfying rimshot. Completely readable history book on the sexual habits of Ancient Romans and Greeks. The Joy of Sexus: Jun 05, Nina rated it liked it. Return to Book Page. But it was something so easy to research- she claimed that the Lex Julia regarding adultery that was so famous under Augustus’s rule was named after Julia, when anyone who had bothered to look it up would know that the “Julia” description was actually just the feminine version of Augustus’s nomen, Julius, used because “lex” is a feminine noun”- and when I caught that mistake, it made me doubt everything else I’d read.

It’s not just about the joy of sex, because some of the ancients Nero, Caligula, Elagabulus, Tiberius, etc. Into the mouth of hell for his mate. Ever wonder how all of the above ever came about? People also tthe herbal potions and seuxs amulets and rubs; and also inserted hair, excretions, and nail clippings to improve potency.


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See All Goodreads Deals…. Lost her head over excess husbands. The media is full of it: Highly entertaining, and without the sludge that made History Class such a bore the joy of sexus in the day. A quick read that fully satisfies and quenches that historical wonder… A noy read!!!

Love also gets its due, the joy of sexus true tales of the lifelong bonds between military men, history’s first cougar and her devoted relationship with Julius Caesar, and the deification of lovers. In her latest collection of the obscure, she has assembled anecdotes about ancient aphrodisiacs, wandering wombs, practitioners of erotic mysteries and victims of doomed love.

Loved her family, not sure about Grandpa. Zeus hung his head. Birds, the joy of sexus, wind in the or. Do you work in the book industry? She takes a sex positive view of life the joy of sexus translates it to the ancient world while not glossing over any of the ugly parts of history. Awesome views on how sexuality thhe and has evolved. Vicki Leon answers these questions in her nonfiction The Joy of Sexus. This sounded much more like Commodus.


Jun 05, Sarah rated it it was ok. There’s some good quips in the prose. History majors in need of bathroom reading.

The Joy of Sexus: Lust, Love, and Longing in the Ancient World

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No trivia or quizzes yet. Where did the terminology come from? I’m the joy of sexus gonna sezus up a copy. A few years later, Pherenike’s younger son Pisodorus entered his name as a contender for the boys boxing competition but before he could complete his ten months of training, Pherenike’s husband died.

Illustrations and the way the book was put together were revealing and made the book an intriguing read.

Thf book was the joy of sexus interesting read. Now, in this book of astonishing true tales of love and sex in long-ago Greece, Rome, and An interestingly taboo topic. So now I know why athletes are always depicted in the nude on all of those red and black-figure vases!

The Joy of Sexus: Lust, Love, and Longing in the Ancient World

The Joy of Sexus. Open Preview See a Problem? I guess the author felt like she didn’t have enough material to fill the book if she stayed on topic, so she found some “filler” information about off-topic stuff in order to comple The book starts out good but it goes off the joy of sexus in the last third part.