Sex Lives of the Roman Emperors

Sex Lives of the Roman Emperors

by Nigel Cawthorne




A behind-the-scenes look at the extraordinary antics of Roman Emperors Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, Nero, Domitian, Hadrian, Elagabalus and Constantine gives us an unusual angle on ancient history...

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ISBN-13: 9780760783115
Publisher: Prion
Publication date: 06/30/2006
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Nigel Cawthorne has been a writer and editor for 25 years and has written,

contributed to and edited more than 60 books on a wide range of subjects. He has contributed to The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail and The New York Tribune, and has appeared on television and BBC Radio 4’s Today program. He lives in London.

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Sex Lives of the Roman Emperors 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Roman Empire expanded throughout most of Europe, Africa and Asia, treasures from all around the world were sent to pay tribute to Emperors who were profiting from so much wealth that made them look for pleasures that they couldn't find in the regular and common ways. So they became the most degenerate in History. This book shows in an easy manner all the deviations without being necessary obscene or rude. It explains though how cruel and exagerated the Emperors could be. It is very easy to read, the writer has a coloquial way of speaking and can give a general idea of the time.
Hugo-Z-Hackenbush More than 1 year ago
Not knowing this was part of a series on this subject rendered me ill prepared for such graphic details. In spite of the fact that I consider myself well read, and a victim of four years of Latin, I was astonished and repulsed at every page. This is a compliment for Mr. Cawthorne, who must subsist wholly on a diet of penicillin. Even with the humour he injected into it, the scope, variety, quantity, and lack of quality of the physical relations of his subjects are sobering. Mix into this frothy narrative rape, murder, kidnapping, incest, exhibitionism, voyeurism, masochism, sadism, bestiallity, assassinations, fratricide, matricide, patricide, sorroricide, suicide, and regicide, and you have a spanking good read. Not for the faint of heart, invalids or individuals of delicate constitutions.
anutany on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Lurid and mostly false drivel in the best tradition of yellow journalism. The Julio Claudians were the most maligned, and chapter about Caligula is a pornographic fantasy. If you are looking for some historical research or accuracy just avoid it at all costs.
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Excellent, enlightening, interesting.
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Well researched and written in a way that keeps the reader's attention.