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The Economy of Prostitution in the Roman World

A Study of Social History and the Brothel

by Thomas McGinn

  • 340 Want to read
  • 12 Currently reading

Published by University of Michigan Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Prostitution,
  • Social History,
  • To 1500,
  • History: World,
  • General,
  • History - General History,
  • Ancient Rome,
  • Human Sexuality,
  • Ancient - Rome,
  • Social Science / Archaeology,
  • Economic aspects,
  • Archaeology,
  • History,
  • Rome

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages392
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7634141M
    ISBN 100472113623
    ISBN 109780472113620

    The socially responsible bookstore with cheap new & used books at bargain prices. Quality bookseller with free shipping that donates a book for every book sold. Casebook on Roman Family Law, Oxford University Press, (with Bruce Frier) The Economy of Prostitution in the Roman World: A Study of Social History and the Brothel, University of Michigan Press, (second printing ) Prostitution, Sexuality, and the Law in Ancient Rome, Oxford University Press, (paperback edition ).

    Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library. In Plautus’ comedy Miles Gloriosus, a gentleman seeking to hire a prostitute must choose between a “washed” woman (lauta) or one “not yet washed” (nondum lauta) (Plautus, I). Such a distinction suggests a strong connection between Roman prostitutes and bathing in general, as well as a potential status distinction between prostitutes with ready access to water and those.

    Prostitutes and Courtesans in the Ancient World. explores the implications of sex-for-pay across a broad span of time, from ancient Mesopotamia to the early Christian period.. In ancient times, although they were socially marginal, prostitutes connected with almost every aspect of daily life.   Prostitution quickly became a popular source of income and pleasure for the Roman population, but it seemed to be viewed dichotomously. Between B.C.E. and C.E., “prostitution was both socially approved and suspect for moral reasons.”[1] Although the people went to brothels for pleasure and companionship, they were also scared of the.


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The Economy of Prostitution in the Roman World by Thomas McGinn Download PDF EPUB FB2

No, this book will not be of interest to anyone looking for something sexy--there's nothing like that in this book. Instead, this is a social history book, and a good one. McGinn investigates the evidence we have regarding prostition in the Roman economy.

Prostitution was a perfectly legal institution in by: The Economy of Prostitution in the Roman World: A Study of Social History and the Brothel. In this Book. focusing on their forms, functions, and urban locations. The book covers the central period of Roman history, roughly from B.C.

to A.D. It will especially interest social and legal historians of the ancient world, and students Cited by:   Urban Renewal Design of the Book Brothels in History Definitions Economy of Venal Sex Chapter 2.

Basic Economics The Enterprise of Venal Sex The Milieu of Prostitution Ownership of Brothels Operations of Brothels Prices Recruitment Prostitution and the Roman Economy Chapter : Thomas Mcginn.

This book is a study of the evidence for the business of female prostitution in the Roman world during the central part of Rome’s history, a period extending from approximately B.C.

to A.D. The vast bulk of the legal, literary, archaeological, and documentary evidence available for. Get this from a library. The economy of prostitution in the Roman world: a study of social history & the brothel. [Thomas A J McGinn] -- "This book is a study of the evidence for the business of female prostitution in the Roman world during the central part of Rome's history, a period extending from approximately B.C.

to A.D. The Economy of Prostitution in the Roman World: A Study of Social History & the BRothel by McGinn, Thomas A. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at This book is a study of the evidence for the business of female prostitution in the Roman world during the central part of Rome's history, a period extending from approximately B.C.

to A. The main focus is on the economics of venal sex, meaning precisely the manner in which it was. Praet, Danny. “The Economy of Prostitution in the Roman World: a Study of Social History and the Brothel.” TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR GESCHIEDENIS – Print.

PROSTITUTION IN THE ROMAN WORLD MCGINN (T.A.J.) The Economy of Prostitution in the Roman World. A Study of Social History and the Brothel. xvi +pls. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, Cased, US$65. ISBN: doi: /SX McGinn's book explores the 'business of female prostitution.

Prostitution in ancient Rome was legal and licensed. In ancient Rome, even Roman men of the highest social status were free to engage prostitutes of either sex without incurring moral disapproval, as long as they demonstrated self-control and moderation in the frequency and enjoyment of sex.

At the same time, the prostitutes themselves were considered shameful: most were either slaves or. World Book Online is an engaging, verified, and trustworthy digital resource for grades pre-K through high school.

Become a World Book Insider. Stay up to speed on all we have to offer-plus activities, crafts, and blogs for parents and educators in our newsletter. Prostitution in ancient Rome. Prostitution in Ancient Rome was legal and licensed. In Ancient Rome, even Roman men of the highest social status were free to engage prostitutes of either sex without incurring moral disapproval,[1] as long as they demonstrated self-control and moderation in the frequency and enjoyment of sex.

Wandering through Italy as a student, I knew what I wanted to see when I got to Pompeii: the notorious lupanar, the building stars in Thomas A.

McGinn's new book, which focuses on female prostitutes and the built environment from b. to a. This second installment of McGinn's prostitution trilogy is a must for all historians of sexuality. The economy of prostitution in the Roman world: a study of social history and the brothel / Thomas A.J.

McGinn. The two well-respected economists created a minor stir in academic circles a few years back when they published "A Theory of Prostitution" in the Journal of Political Economy. This is a study of the legal rules affecting the practice of female prostitution at Rome approximately from B.C.

to A.D. 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 5/5(1). The Economy of Prostitution in the Roman World: A Study of Social History and the Brothel (Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Press, ).

52 The Tabula Heracleensis, which has been linked to Julius Caesar2, establishes and helps. Therefore prostitution is a very important subject to study and to understand. A helpful video to understand the basics of ancient Roman prostitution.

The Lives of Prostitutes and Society. Many prostitutes didn’t become prostitutes because of wanting to do that job. Many were forced into the position because it was the easiest way to make money. No, the Christian ethic clashed harshly with Roman sexual morality.

Matthew Rueger writes about this in his fascinating work Sexual Morality in a Christless World and, based on his work, I want to point out 3 ugly features of Roman sexuality, how the Bible addressed them, and how this challenges us today.

Roman Sexuality Was About Dominance. Erotic art in Pompeii and Herculaneum has been both exhibited as art and censored as pornography. The Roman cities around the bay of Naples were destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, thereby preserving their buildings and artefacts until extensive archaeological excavations began in the 18th century.

These digs revealed the cities to be rich in erotic artefacts such as statues. For obvious reasons, the underground economy around prostitution in most American cities (setting Las Vegas aside parts of Nevada) is tough. This is a study of the legal rules affecting the practice of female prostitution at Rome approximately from B.C.

to A.D. It examines the formation and precise content of the legal norms developed for prostitution and those engaged in .It might be the "world's oldest profession," but in many ways prostitution is a mystery -- especially in the United States, where the sex trade is one of the country's largest unregulated industries.

In an attempt to pull back the curtain on the business of sex, the Justice Department recently teamed up with The Urban Institute, a public.