Power and Eroticism in Imperial Rome

Power and Eroticism in Imperial Rome

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Through detailed analysis of a selection of material (poetry, prose and statues), this book explores how imperial power, and the authority and accessibility of the Roman emperor, were constructed and contested through the representation of sexual relations.O boy dear to the gods, chosen to sip the revered nectar before anyone else and to clasp so often the mighty hand that ... could share in his heroism).159 In Egypt people were clamouring to call their own offspring Antinous until well into the third ... Did some not have a different template for finding resonance in the body? How does the Greco-Roman sit with the Punic? The coalition of Bacchic headdress and Apolline body may have had an altogether more local significance and oneanbsp;...

Title:Power and Eroticism in Imperial Rome
Author:Caroline Vout
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2007-02-22


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