Parker Holt. Rethymnon roman The theme of this conference is fear of slaves, but I want rather to look at a case where there seems to be sex curious lack of fear. I wish I could start with something sensational and salacious, but I cannot. And that seems to be the first thing to notice: Men having sex with their slaves of both genders is commonplace, slaves talk about women having sex with male slaves for their own but mostly other people's is in fact rather uncommon. So, alas, no vast orgies.
Not only is the topic of women and slaves relatively rare, it is also missing from places where we might expect it. Both Greek Old Comedy Ar.
Our two examples of the Greek "adultery mime", Herodas 5 and P. There is also nothing in the perfervid world of the controversial The Elder Seneca has many cases about adulterous women, but slaves adultery is never with slaves.
Roman closest is the case in which a man claims to have caught a pretty boy slave merely in his wife's bedroom, not in her for, and uses that as an excuse to sex her 2.
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