History and Historiography

Prostitution in the Roman Empire: A Lecture by Sean Gabb

This lecture, given on Sunday the 3rd July 2022, is concerned with the customs and institutions of paid sex in the Roman World. Subjects covered include: Sex slaves “Free” Prostitutes Forced prostitution Foundlings as prostitutes The age of consent in ancient times The legal status of prostitutes Violence against prostitutes Male prostitution Castration of male sex slaves The price of sexual services Brothels Erotic art Sexually transmitted diseases Christianity and prostitution There is a full bibliography at the end.

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