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Prostitution, Sexuality and the Law in Ancient Rome New ed

Thomas A. J. McGinnAssociate Professor of Classical Studies, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA

ISBN13: 9780195161328
ISBN: 0195161327
Published: March 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback
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This is a study of the legal rules affecting the practice of female prostitution in Rome approximately from 200 BCE to CE 250. It examines the formation and precise content of the legal norms developed for prostitution and those engaged in this profession, with close attention to their social context. McGinn's unique study explores the ""fit"" between the law-system and the socio-economic reality while shedding light on important questions concerning marginal groups, marriage, sexual behaviour, the family, slavery, and citizen status, particularly that of women.