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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:27 AM

The Fundies Would Have Gone Insane In Graeco Roman Times Because

most of the public art featured nude statues. Many homes had "graphic" sex art on the walls. Many homes also had a picture of the god of sexuality with a phallus on the door. Some showed all the anatomy and some was outright pornographic. Roman theater even featured sexual activity on stage.

I was recently at the Getty Sculpture museum near Santa Monica. There was one statue that showed ALL the anatomy. Most of the statuary was not clothed. We are a prudish society about as sick as the Puritans.

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Reply The Fundies Would Have Gone Insane In Graeco Roman Times Because (Original post)
TheMastersNemesis Jan 2013 OP
ZombieHorde Jan 2013 #1
KurtNYC Jan 2013 #2
TheMastersNemesis Jan 2013 #3
KurtNYC Jan 2013 #6
datasuspect Jan 2013 #4
A HERETIC I AM Jan 2013 #5
datasuspect Jan 2013 #7
TheMastersNemesis Jan 2013 #8
A HERETIC I AM Jan 2013 #9
el_bryanto Jan 2013 #10
malthaussen Jan 2013 #11

Response to TheMastersNemesis (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:32 AM

1. Not only are we prudish about sex, but the visable sex in our society is mostly sexist. nt

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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:32 AM

2. It is my understanding that the Romans had clothing on most statues

the eyes were painted to be life-like and they had tunics and togas but today in the age of "naked = art" clothing seems pretty silly on statues:

http://www.amusingplanet.com/2012/08/statues-of-louvre-dressed-up-as-modern.html

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Response to KurtNYC (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:35 AM

3. Excellent.

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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:43 AM

6. The third one down is a ringer for Jeff Bridges as "the Dude"

(and I believe he is "abiding" in that pose).

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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:40 AM

4. plus

 

at least with the ancient greeks, the purest love relationship was between an older mentor type and a teenage boy.

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Response to datasuspect (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:42 AM

5. HOLY SHIT!

NOW you've done it! You had the temerity to mention a historical fact.

That won't sit well with some on this board.

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:45 AM

7. a shame, really

 

that i had to think twice before posting a historical fact.

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:47 AM

8. It Was Anything Goes Then But ----

Caesar Augustus was was a family values emperor. He supported marriage and monogamy even though he would have made Hugh Hefner look like a virgin. He banned his daughter from the empire for her indiscretions. He also banned Ovid because of his writings. Ovid's openness about sexuality offended Caesar. Ovid died on some distant island in exile.

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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:50 AM

9. Well.....

You are speaking of ancient Rome.

Datasuspect was referring to ancient Greece.

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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:51 AM

10. I suspect hygiene issues might drive any of insane before we got around to the nudes. nt

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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 12:11 PM

11. Dentistry n/t

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