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The Warren Cup

November 8, 2010

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The Warren Cup, a 1st Century AD Roman banqueting cup, features two finely wrought low-relief sculptures of male couples making love. Once a closely guarded secret treasure, it now belongs to the British Museum.

The Satyricon

October 3, 2010

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The world's first novel is all about two guys fighting for the love - and sexual attentions - of a beautiful young man. The Satyricon, written by Nero's arbiter of taste Petronius is hilarious, strange and perhaps the most accurate picture of Roman we've got.