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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.

Oysters and Snails

October 2, 2010

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Stanley Kubrick's Spartacus debuted in 1960 without a famous scene in which Olivier's Crassus declares that he likes cocks... er, snails.