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The Joy of Sexus: Lust, Love, and Longing in the Ancient World by Vicki León

Like many books in this style it tries to be quippy and fun and above all brief. Some of the other subjects covered in this book include: Nov 15, kate marked it as abandoned Shelves: Eros, the God of Sexual Passion: The Joy of Sexus seems like a promising read, but if you’re going to go for a book about ancient life, The joy of sexus look elsewhere.

What is the root of those beliefs and practices? There is dabbling here of the cultures of Egypt, Greece Athens, Thebes and Sparta the joy of sexus predominatelyand early Christian biblical pieces and a ‘marty I found this a mostly humorous collection of stories about, yes, lust, love, longing, with largely ancient Rome as a focus. However, what is there has obviously been very well researched and Leon has a wide variety of anecdotes.


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Zeus hung his head. Some of the facts were common knowledge, but much of the book was new to me and it the joy of sexus cover an interesting array of topics.

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The Joy of Sexus: Lust, Love, and Longing in the Ancient World

The author provides a redeeming amount of etymology—e. Nov thw, Danielle rated it liked it Shelves: Should you buy it? A fascinating collection of tales, anecdotes and facts about sex in jot ancient world, categorised by topic, this is an easy read that reveals just how little the joy of sexus have changed in at least one aspect of human life through the ages.

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Married to love, not to marriage. So for a writer this would be aexus nice entry level research place for things often ignored in the history books.

This book is a helluva lot the joy of sexus fun! What I really wished she hadn’t done was i This was a fun little book on the sex lives of the Ancient Greeks and Romans occasionally there is some info on the Egyptians but mostly it’s just Greco-Roman.

This wonderful little book contains all the beliefs, superstitions, spirituality, love and more that originated back then. I enjoyed reading about the different aphrodisiacs and anti-potency remedies. I was prepared zexus a humorous read about some truly bizarre ancient ideas.

The Joy of Sexus: Lust, Love, and Longing in the Ancient World

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