Sexual life in ancient Rome by Otto Kiefer

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Published by Kegan Paul International, Distributed by Columbia University Press in London, New York, New York .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Rome,
  • Rome.

Subjects:

  • Sex customs -- Rome.,
  • Rome -- Moral conditions.,
  • Rome -- Civilization.

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Book details

StatementOtto Kiefer ; translated by Gilbert and Helen Highet.
SeriesKegan Paul library of sexual life
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHQ13 .K55 2000
The Physical Object
Pagination399 p. :
Number of Pages399
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3966794M
ISBN 100710307012
LC Control Number2001272386

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