Sex: Vice and Love from Antiquity to Modernity  

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Sex: Vice and Love from Antiquity to Modernity is a 2010 book by Alastair J. L. Blanshard.

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Sex: Vice and Love from Antiquity to Modernity examines the impact that sexual fantasies about the classical world have had on modern Western culture.
  • Offers a wealth of information on sex in the Greek and Roman world
  • Correlates the study of classical sexuality with modern Western cultures
  • Identifies key influential themes in the evolution of erotic discourse from antiquity to modernity
  • Presents a serious and thought-provoking topic with great accessibility




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