Power and Eroticism in Imperial Rome Caroline Vout

ISBN: 9780521123600

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Power and Eroticism in Imperial Rome  by  Caroline Vout

Power and Eroticism in Imperial Rome by Caroline Vout
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The relationships between Roman emperors and their objects of desire, male and female, are well attested. The salacious nature of this evidence means that it is often omitted from mainstream historical inquiry. Yet that is to underestimate theMoreThe relationships between Roman emperors and their objects of desire, male and female, are well attested. The salacious nature of this evidence means that it is often omitted from mainstream historical inquiry.

Yet that is to underestimate the importance of gossip and the act of thinking about an emperors private life. In this book Dr Vout takes the reader from Rome, and Martials and Statius poems about Domitians favourite eunuch, to Antioch and dialogues in praise of Lucius Verus mistress, to the widespread visual commemoration and cult of Hadrians young male lover, Antinous.

She explores not the relationships themselves but rather the implications of their description. Such description provides a template with which to examine the relationship between emperor and subject, gods and mortals, East and West, centre and periphery. It thus contributes to the fields of imperial representation, court society and the imperial cult.



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