Messalina (1959)


The Wickedest Woman In Rome

The same as this book, but different from these books


Slave of the Roman Sword

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A lusty, barbaric novel of a mighty gladiator who defied the Roman Empire

This entire book can be read here

The Roman and the Slave Girl

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The fiery Celtic princess was a slave but she held the young Roman warrior’s life in the palm of her hand

This entire book can be read online here

Terror Slaves Of The Nile

Web Terror Stories March 1963

Also, Mistress Of Horror Castle, The Aztec Pain-Princess, Ling-Tsu’s Experiments In Fear, and Oh, But To Die


Earth’s Grandest Temple The Perfect Human Body

Physical Culture 1913-04

Also featuring Upton Sinclair on Happy Marriage — How Can It Be Assured? and Ills of Nervous Men and Women: How to Cure Them


The Etruscan

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Warrior and lover, sage and pirate — he defied both gods and men

From the back:

I was a man of mystery. Sardis knew me as a soldier. To the Greek pirates I was a clever comrade-in-arms. But all knew I had dared to abduct Arsinoe, the wanton priestess of Eryx.
And it was then that my troubles began. Bewitched by her beauty and whims, I followed Arsinoe to whatever lands promised her wealth and luxury.
When she fell in love with a Roman leader, I was forced to flee to the mysterious cities of Etruria. And there I found a destiny beyond my wildest expectations and powers, even when I had led armies, defied the gods and challenged the strength of mighty Persia.
There I found myself!

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Sappho of Lesbos (1964)

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The perverse pleasures of her orgies and her sexual excesses paled before the flooding desire she felt with her virile warrior.


The Trojan


A mighty  novel of barbaric lust, violence and conquest


The Private Life of Julius Caesar (Original Title: Venus With Us)

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Roman splendors, far-flung conquests, voluptuous spectacles and cruel debauches… And sensuous women from many lands in the arms of the fabulous Julius!

By William Marston, better known as the creator of Wonder Woman

From the back:

Here is the whole bold panorama of Roman times—the debauchery, the wars, the barbaric revels and cruelties, the old pagan rites on the altar of Venus. Here also is the piquant personal history of the young Julius Caesar, greatest swordsman and statesman of his day and probably the greatest lover! From Egypt to England, from Greece to Gaul, he came, he saw, he conquered. But slave girl and vestal virgin, courtesan and queen, each in turn conquered Caesar!


Messalina (1955)

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The Wickedest Woman In Rome

This book has a different author from this one

via my own collection

The Collected Works of Pierre Louÿs


Love and Manners in Pagan Times

Including Aphrodite, which I shared here.