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From the article "Roman Beauty Culture" (Wilner, 1931): [T]he type preferred for the young woman was the tall, stately build which Catullus (Carm. LxxxVI) admits Quintia possesses and which the lover in Terence's Eunuchus (vss. 313-16) contrasts favorably with "our girls, whom their mothers want slope-shouldered, with bound breasts, to make ...


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Ancient world slavery was pretty well equal opportunity. People of any age/gender could get sold as war captives, as victims of piracy, for punitive reasons and in many cases for debt. Various societies legislated against the sale of their own citizens within their society, but that didn't protect citizens when they strayed abroad. Plato was an Athenian. ...


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