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The Resource Prostitutes and matrons in the Roman world, Anise K. Strong (Western Michigan University)

Prostitutes and matrons in the Roman world, Anise K. Strong (Western Michigan University)

Label
Prostitutes and matrons in the Roman world
Title
Prostitutes and matrons in the Roman world
Statement of responsibility
Anise K. Strong (Western Michigan University)
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Prostitutes and Matrons in the Roman World is the first substantial account of elite Roman concubines and courtesans. Exploring the blurred line between proper matron and wicked prostitute, it illuminates the lives of sexually promiscuous women like Messalina and Clodia, as well as prostitutes with hearts of gold who saved Rome and their lovers in times of crisis. It also offers insights into the multiple functions of erotic imagery and the circumstances in which prostitutes could play prominent roles in Roman public and religious life. Tracing the evolution of social stereotypes and concepts of virtue and vice in ancient Rome, this volume reveals the range of life choices and sexual activity, beyond the traditional binary depiction of wives or prostitutes, that were available to Roman women"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Strong, Anise K.
Dewey number
306.740937
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ113
LC item number
.S76 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prostitution
  • Concubinage
  • Courtesans
  • Prostitutes
  • Wives
  • Women
  • Women
  • Sex customs
  • Sex role
  • Rome
  • Concubinage
  • Courtesans
  • Prostitutes
  • Prostitution
  • Sex customs
  • Sex role
  • Social conditions
  • Wives
  • Women
  • Women
  • Rome (Empire)
  • Ehefrau
  • Frau
  • Frauenbild
  • Matronen
  • Prostituierte
  • Prostitution
  • Soziale Rolle
  • Soziale Stellung
  • Römisches Reich
  • Rome
Label
Prostitutes and matrons in the Roman world, Anise K. Strong (Western Michigan University)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Faithful wives and greedy prostitutes -- 2. Good little prostitutes -- 3. Powerful concubines and influential courtesans -- 4. Matrona as Meretrix -- 5. Can you know a Meretrix when you see one? -- 6. Prostitutes and matrons in the urban landscape -- 7. Pious prostitutes -- 8. The "whore" label in Western culture -- Conclusion: Liminal women
Control code
942707058
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 304 pages
Isbn
9781107148758
Lccn
2016008236
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026356139
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)942707058
Label
Prostitutes and matrons in the Roman world, Anise K. Strong (Western Michigan University)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Faithful wives and greedy prostitutes -- 2. Good little prostitutes -- 3. Powerful concubines and influential courtesans -- 4. Matrona as Meretrix -- 5. Can you know a Meretrix when you see one? -- 6. Prostitutes and matrons in the urban landscape -- 7. Pious prostitutes -- 8. The "whore" label in Western culture -- Conclusion: Liminal women
Control code
942707058
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 304 pages
Isbn
9781107148758
Lccn
2016008236
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026356139
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)942707058

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