This fascinating and intimate history demystifies an ancient way of life, drawing on archaeological evidence and the written record. It examines all aspects of ancient Egyptian sex lives, from idealized beauty and attitudes towards sexuality, to representations of fertility in art and the relationship between sex and religion. Marriage, divorce, and adultery are all discussed, as well as prostitution, homosexuality, sexual health, and fertility. From Akhenaten and his famously beautiful queen, Nefertiti, to the seductive Cleopatra’s affairs with Julius Caesar and Marc Antony, Booth provides a tantalizing glimpse into this extremely personal aspect of ancient Egyptian life.
About the Author
Charlotte Booth teaches hieroglyphs and Egyptology. She is the author of The Ancient Egyptians for Dummies and The Myth of Ancient Egypt.