Books

Berg, R., & Neudecker, R. (2018). THE ROMAN COURTESAN: ARCHEOLOGICAL REFLECTIONS OF A LITERARY TOPOS (Vol. 46). Acta Instituti Romani Finlandiae. https://www.irfrome.org

Clarke, J., & Larvey, M. (2003). Roman Sex: 100 B.C. to A.D. 250 (1st ed.). Harry N. Adams, Incorporated, New York.

Davidson, J. (1998). Courtesans and Fishcakes: The Consuming Passions of Classical Athens (1st ed.). St. Martin’s Press.

Ditmore, M. H. (2006). Encyclopedia of Prostitution and Sex Work (2 Volumes Set) (1st ed., Vols. 1 & 2). Greenwood Press.

Johns, C. (1995). Sex Or Symbol? Erotic Images of Greece and Rome (3rd ed.). British Museum Press.

Keuls, E. C. (1993). The Reign of the Phallus: Sexual Politics in Ancient Athens (1st ed.). University of California Press.

Knight, R. P., & Wright, T. (2006). Sexual symbolism: A history of phallic worship. Dover Publications.

McGinn, T. (2007). The Economy of Prostitution in the Roman World: A Study of Social History and the Brothel. University of Michigan Press.

Strong, A. (2018). Prostitutes and Matrons in the Roman World (Reprint ed.). Cambridge University Press.

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Website Articles

Brooks, E. (n.d.). Dulcia’s Roman Closet – MOECHA vs. MERETRIX. Dulcia’s Roman Closet. Retrieved 2019, from https://sites.google.com/view/dulciasromancloset/roman-clothing/moecha-vs-meretrix

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Journal Articles

Berg, R., & Neudecker, R. (2018). THE ROMAN COURTESAN: ARCHEOLOGICAL REFLECTIONS OF A LITERARY TOPOS (Vol. 46). Acta Instituti Romani Finlandiae. https://www.irfrome.org


These are some of the sources that I’ve referenced or consulted all or parts of. I don’t necessarily agree with everything, however, I have found them useful and/or insightful. These are only some of the resources out there. Please derive and revise your conclusions with as much evidence as possible. Science!