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Sexual attitudes and behaviors in ancient Rome are indicated by artliterature and inscriptionsand to a lesser extent by archaeological remains such as erotic artifacts and architectureit has sometimes been assumed that "unlimited sexual license" was characteristic of ancient Rome. In the popular imagination and culture, it is synonymous with sexual license and abuse. But sexuality was not excluded as a concern of the mos maiorumthe traditional social norms that affected public, private, and military life.
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Ancient Greece The ancient Greeks generally did not have trouble viewing naked human bodies. Nudity in the ancient world was regarded as a natural aspect of life. This has been evidenced by the number of preserved art and craft artifacts - sculptures, ceramics, as well as coins.
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London - At a cemetery on the eastern fringes of Roman London in AD, a sombre, yet grand ceremony was taking place. A prosperous citizen was being buried just outside the city boundaries — no Roman, however rich, could be buried within the city walls to prevent the spread of disease. Mourners muttered prayers to the sun god, Mithras, as the body was laid to rest in its dark mausoleum. Overlooking the body, at the far end of the tomb, loomed a majestic stone sculpture of a Roman eagle clutching a writhing snake in its beak.
We have no idea what the real name of this print is. The imagery in this print has no logical association with the myth of the classical hero and the title by which it is known is utterly inaccurate. But there appears to be an embedded theme of a Deadly Sin, with this composition representing Superbia, Pride.
I Modi The Waysalso known as The Sixteen Pleasures or under the Latin title De omnibus Veneris Schematibusis a famous erotic book of the Italian Renaissance in which a series of sexual positions were explicitly depicted in engravings. The second edition was accompanied by sonnets written by Pietro Aretinowhich described the sexual acts depicted. The original illustrations were probably copied by Agostino Carracciwhose version survives.