Suggested reading and reviews

All of the book reviews below were submitted by students; some had no background in Rome, others had a lot. We hope they are useful to you as you decide what you want to read further on this topic.

McGinn, Thomas A. J. Prostitution, Sexuality, and the Law in Ancient Rome. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2003.

This source contains information mostly concerning the laws of Ancient Rome that involve sexuality, especially prostitution and related fields. While the information included is relevant and presented in an organized fashion, the text is not accessible to those who do not have an extensive background in Latin. The author assumes that the reader is well versed in Roman culture, language and law and will not need extensive explanation of the concepts covered and therefore does not provide them, which is not approachable for many undergraduate readers. Reading this source is a difficult and slow task, however will yield the information needed if the index is heavily used.


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