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Banter about Dildoes

Mary Beard: Roman Shopping, 3 January 2013

Shopping in Ancient Rome: The Retail Trade in the Late Republic and the Principate 
by Claire Holleran.
Oxford, 304 pp., £65, April 2012, 978 0 19 969821 9
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... generally (whether in its actual retail practices or in the way it chose to write about them). Claire Holleran, in her careful study Shopping in Ancient Rome, has not found anything so plausibly modern in tone and style, apart perhaps from a few epigrams of the poet Martial, which imagine what Holleran calls ...

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