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Prostitutes and Courtesans in the Ancient World - Faraone, Christopher A (Editor), and McClure, Laura K (Editor)
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"Prostitutes and Courtesans in the Ancient World" explores the implications of sex-for-pay across a broad span of time, from ancient Mesopotamia to the early Christian period. In ancient times, although they were socially marginal, prostitutes connected with almost every aspect of daily life. They sat in brothels and walked the streets; they paid taxes and set up dedications in religious sanctuaries; they appeared as characters sometimes admirable, sometimes despicable on the comic stage and in the law courts; they lived ...

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Prostitutes and Courtesans in the Ancient World 2006, University of Wisconsin Press

ISBN-13: 9780299213145

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