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Return to Book Page. An anthology of the writings of the ancient Greeks and Romans on a variety of erotic topics.

First published in in Latin and Greek. Friedrich Karl Forberg, a German scholar with an interest in sexology, combed the classical authors and many of a later date for their reports on sexual phenomena. He gathered them together and classified them according to subject and dis An anthology of the writings of the ancient Greeks and Romans on a variety of erotic topics. He gathered them together and classified them according to subject and discussed them in an objective manner.

The industrious Forberg has quoted something like five hundred passages from more than one hundred and fifty writers, mostly Greek and Latin, explaining the most obscure erotic allusions in his scholarly commentary. The original Latin text is given with the translation and frkedrich. Paperbackpages. Published June 1st by University Press of the Pacific karrl published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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Be the first to ask a question about Manual Of Classical Erotology. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet fgiedrich on Listopia. Jan 19, Andrew Dombrowski rated it really liked it. An odd and interesting little book. First of all, the history of the book itself is quite curious and full of interesting twists and turns. This is a reprinting of an translation originally published in a tirage of and sold to private subscribers of an early 19th century work written in Latin by a German scholar.

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The 19th century language is a treat. Take the first paragraph of the foreword, for instance: Those persons, we think, who may peruse it as a means of awakening voluptuous sensations will be severely disappointed.

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Never did a work more serious issue from the press. Here we have no curious erotic story born of a diseased mind, but a cold, relentless analysis of those human passions which it is ever the object of Science to wrestle with and overthrow. So, what is in this book? Basically, sexual behavior is classified into eight categories, and for each category, a range of classical citations is provided with a fairly minimal exegesis from the author.

It’s a really interesting read if you’re curious about what the Greeks and Romans particularly the Romans thought about sex. It’s striking how some things have changed dramatically, while other things remain impressively the same. On the other hand, the chapter on anal sex included a long digression on intimate grooming practices, and it is remarkable how the fraught social symbolism of depilation in the Roman period is reminiscent of ongoing debates in America.

There are also a few isolated passages presenting anxiety about living up to pornographic images, which in the Roman period apparently consisted of wall paintings and sculptures in the residences of the well-off, as well as maybe limited-edition illustrated volumes.

Quite an interesting find, if nothing else. Oct 14, Peace rated it really liked it.

What an odd little book! It catalogues different types of sexual behaviours under headings such as copulation, irrumation, pederasty, etc. I found it interesting that the chapter on masturbation only had a footnote on female masturbation, and that the one about tribads kept going on about women with massive clitorises using them as penises while claiming that cunnilingus between women was rare.

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