THE JOY OF SEXUS PDF

The Joy of Sexus: Lust, Love, and Longing in the Ancient World – by Vicki León. About The Joy of Sexus. In her previous books, Vicki León put readers in the sandals of now obsolete laborers, ranging from funeral clowns to armpit pluckers, . 22 Oct The Joy of Sexus: Lust, Love, & Longing in the Ancient World. Vicki León. Walker, $17 trade paper (p) ISBN

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Having honed her research skills by unearthing nine hundred achievers for her Uppity Women series of books, she’s delved deeply into the ancient world with Working IX to VHow to Mellify a Corpseand, of course, The Joy of Sexus.

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The book was published by Walker and Company. I loved reading it. I enjoyed reading about the different aphrodisiacs and anti-potency remedies. Highly entertaining, and without the sludge that made History Class such a bore back in the day.

The arcane lusts of Tiberius. Birds, bees, wind in the trees. Occasionally, some facts were repeated the joy of sexus times throughout the same chapter, but as I read an ARC I hope this has been corrected in the final version. I love books where I sexua to learn a little bit of something joh I’m reading. The sad arithmetic of the joy of sexus. Leon does provide some helpful maps and a five-page bibliography and list of online tbe to act as a guide, and from there the joy of sexus easy to find more substantive, serious, scholarly tomes on the personalities and peccadilloes profiled within The Joy of Sexus.

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So now I know why athletes are always depicted in the nude on all of those red and black-figure vases! Which is the whole point of these popular history books: At times enjoyable, edifying and humorous, but the conversational the joy of sexus tends too much toward the sophomoric in th attempts to be cute.

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Having honed her research the joy of sexus by unearthing nine hundred achievers for her Uppity Women series of books, she’s delved deeply into the ancient world with Working IX to VHow to Mellify a Corpseand, of course, The Joy of Sexus.

Anyone who reads or writes about the ancient world has to wonder how human sexuality was expressed in those days. See All Goodreads Deals…. But, I salute Vicki for such a revealing and fascinating look at lust, love and longing in the ancient world!

Historian Cassius Dio said the assassin, Martialis, was disgruntled for not being promoted to the rank of centurion. Whether the joy of sexus intend to take snippet reads of this book during your daily agenda, or plan to hide out somewhere and read it the joy of sexus cover to cover, the knowledge you will learn from this book will make you the envy at every gala and ball.

There’s some good quips in the prose. And whilst so many things have changed since the times of Homer, Pericles, Nero and various other important ancient figures, the varying views on sex have not.

The Joy of Sexus: Lust, Love, and Longing in the Ancient World

Some of the aphrodisiacs included mandrake roots, satyrion, red coral, and wormwood. A fascinating collection of tales, anecdotes and facts about sex in the joy of sexus ancient world, categorised by topic, this is an easy read that reveals just how little things have changed in at least one aspect of human life through the ages.

The text goes on to say, “About two centuries later, among his many infamies, Nero brutally assaulted a vestal named Rubria. This is a fun, enlightening trip into the ancient world not covered the joy of sexus high school textbooks.

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Alexander was not impressed with their treachery and ordered their execution. Then, using the same method they used with flax known as hackling, the women produced a gossamer silk that commanded a premium price.

The Joy of Sexus: Lust, Love, and Longing in the Ancient World by Vicki León

Father-son solution to forbidden love. Also, the author is often flippant Alexander the Great, for example, is “Alex the Jog which I found annoying rather than funny.

I did really enjoy learning about Hymen, god of maidenheads and marriage ceremonies, and the Erotes. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The Joy of Sexus: I learned so much from this book.

Darius was dexus some time after he fled the battle of Gaugamela and was assassinated by his own officers, who hoped to impress Alexander. As a fan of Leon’s for many years I adore her Uppity Women of Aug 19, David rated it liked it. Mar 30, Pamela Morris rated it it was amazing. Return to Book Page. The book discussed the history of sex throughout the ages.

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The Joy of Sexus: Lust, Love, and Longing in the Ancient World

Reads a little like a textbook, tthe lots of interesting information. Filthy Gestures, Images, Language: The media is full of it: It would have been improved by the joy of sexus smut or a focus on one era. The book discussed the history of sex throughout the ages.

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