Roman Passions: A History of Pleasure in Imperial Rome by Ray LaurenceRoman Passions: A History of Pleasure in Imperial Rome by Ray Laurence

Roman Passions: A History of Pleasure in Imperial Rome

byRay Laurence

Hardcover | June 8, 2009

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Title:Roman Passions: A History of Pleasure in Imperial RomeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.5 × 6.54 × 0.95 inPublished:June 8, 2009Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1847250327

ISBN - 13:9781847250322

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Table of Contents

1: Introduction -¿Roman Passions 2: Into the World of Roman Pleasure 3: The Emperor's Pleasures 4:¿The Aesthetics of the City 5: A Little Place in the Country 6: The Roman Body at the Baths 7: Roman Erotics 8:¿Dining 9: Food and Wine 10: A Great Song and Dance 11: Violence 12: Collectors and Collections 13: Pleasure transforms Roman culture \ Timeline \ Glossary of terms \ Further Reading \ Bibliography \ Index

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"What's not to like about a guidebook through the consumerist wonderland of ancient Rome, a breezy tour of conspicuous living, lavish dining, mass spectacle, and, of course, sex? ... The book provides general readers with an engaging introduction to early Roman social history. Summing up: Highly recommended."CHOICE¿