Prostitution, Sexuality, and the Law in Ancient Rome
ISBN10: 0195161327 ISBN13: 9780195161328 Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr on Demand Published: Jan 30 2003 Pages: 432 Weight: 1.35lbs. Height: 9.00" Width: 6.00" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
This is a study of the legal rules affecting the practice of female prostitution at Rome approximately from 200 B.C. to A.D. 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 behavior, the family, slavery, and citizen status, particularly that of women.