Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Latin Sexual Vocabulary

The book that I mentioned during tonight’s meeting is “The Latin Sexual Vocabulary” by J.N. Adams, Johns Hopkins University Press.  This is a wonderful book to browse through.


Quoting the back cover: “…collects for the first time evidence of Latin obscenities and sexual euphemisms drawn from both literary and nonliterary sources from the early Republic to about the 4th century A.D.”

1 comment:

Tim said...

And it's a bargain at $26, compared to the $325 for Texts and Transmission (which itself is over 35 years old)! There must—!?…ought to be—a website that has this information, even if out-dated by T&T.