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)

Paperback Library 53-269 1964

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

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The Trojan

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A mighty  novel of barbaric lust, violence and conquest

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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

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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!

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Messalina (1955)

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The Wickedest Woman In Rome

This book has a different author from this one

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The Collected Works of Pierre Louÿs

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Love and Manners in Pagan Times

Including Aphrodite, which I shared here.

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Aphrodite: Pagan Goddess Of Love

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Life And Love In Pagan Greece

This story is included in The Collected Works of Pierre Louÿs

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Alexander and the Camp Follower (Original Title: Alexander the God)

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Is it just me, or does it look like he just caught these two ladies in the middle of something?

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Roman Holiday

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Golden Fleece focused on historical fiction, rather than the the more popular Western or Weird or Romance or Spicy genres. Despite some first rate stories, it folded after only nine issues. 

This entire issue, the first, can be downloaded here

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A Woman of Samaria

Popular Library #299 1950

She Betrayed The Man She Loved

A compelling novel of Biblical times and a lovely woman tossed by fate into the arms of many men

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Salome: My First Two Thousand Years of Love

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Also published as Salome The Wandering Jewess

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The Veils Of Salome

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Victimized by her selfish, lustful mother… Torn by her lost and hopeless love, the beautiful Judean princess became the most infamous woman in history.

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The Secret of Mary Magdalene

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The Immortal Story of a Lovely Woman who Achieved Salvation in a Sinful World

I bet you didn’t know so many Classical-Era Jews had red hair, did you?

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