What happened to the arms of the Venus Dimailo?


An apocryphal tale from later in the 19th century claimed that her arms broke off during a tussle French sailorsTurkish soldiers.

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Sexual attitudes and behaviors in ancient Rome are indicated by Roman art, literature and inscriptions, and to a lesser extent by archaeological remains such as erotic artifacts and architecture. It has sometimes been assumed that "unlimited sexual license" was characteristic of ancient Rome:

The sexuality of the Romans has never had good press in the West ever since the rise of Christianity. In the popular imagination and culture, it is synonymous with sexual license and abuse.

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