87 The Epicurean seeks to gratify his desires with the least expenditure of passion and effort.
Odi concubitus, qui non utrumque resolvunt; sex on 8th date / Hoc est, cur pueri tangar amore minus) ; Edwards,.231 This concern was felt intensely by Catullus 's friend Calvus, the 1st-century BC avant-garde poet and orator, who slept with lead plates over his kidneys to control wet dreams.Blanshard, Sex: Vice and Love from Antiquity to Modernity (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.530 Infamia as a legal status once entered into could not be escaped: a prostitute was "not only a woman who practices prostitution, but also one who has formerly done so, even though she has ceased to act in this manner; for the disgrace.58 The related adjective castus ( feminine casta, neuter castum "pure can be used of places and objects as well as people; the adjective pudicus chaste, modest describes more specifically a person who is sexually moral.66 Stuprum encompasses diverse sexual offenses including incestum, rape unlawful sex by force 67 and adultery.Since emancipated women were allowed to bring criminal prosecutions in the Republic, 413 it is conceivable that a rape victim could have brought charges women meet anonymous against her rapist herself.Marcellus, De medicamentis.64; compare Pliny the Elder, Natural History.75 (37).37 The décor of a Roman bedroom could reflect quite literally its sexual use: the Augustan poet Horace supposedly had a mirrored room for sex, so that when he hired a prostitute he could watch from all angles.Varro, On Agriculture.1.19 Adams,.Her weaving of the tunica recta and the hairnet demonstrated her skill and her capacity for acting in the traditional matron's role as custos domi, "guardian of the house".Under the Empire, the emperor assumed the powers of the censors (p.Strict commanders might ban prostitutes and pimps from camp, 282 though in general the Roman army, whether on the march or at a permanent fort ( castra ), was attended by a number of camp followers who might include prostitutes.476 Some Stoics maintained that marital fidelity was as much a virtue for men as for women (see "Stoic sexual morality" above ).
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580 One relief from Roman Gaul showing the mulier equitans plays on the metaphor by picturing a galloping horse within a frame in the background (see first image in gallery below).