Some women kindle for vile fellows  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Roman ladies described by Petronius in the Satyricon: “Some women get heated up over the very dregs and can't feel any passion unless...among the lowest of the low”.

... when you admit that you are a slave ot low degree, you fan the passion of a lady who bums for you. Some women kindle for vile fellows, and cannot rouse any desire unless they have a slave or a servant in short garments in their eye. Some bum for a gladiator, or a muleteer smothered in dust, or an actor disgraced by exhibiting himself on the stage. My mistress is of this class ; she skips fourteen rows away from the orchestra, and hunts for a lover among the low people at the back." (Petronius (1925))

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