Can we Write about BDSM in Ancient Rome??

Great post by my friend, Clodia Metelli. In book 3 of the Dominus series (title TBD), we’ll explore the BDSM aspects of Gaius and Lucius’s relationship while they were both young students in Athens. It might surprise you. 😀

Clodia Metelli

There is an exciting new group on Goodreads especially devoted to m/m fiction in ancient Greece and Rome –  The House of Dionysus.

Featured image Scene from the Tomb of the Whipping, in the Necropolis of Monterozzi, near Tarquinia in Italy, dated around 490 BCE. The scene shows two men flagellating a woman in a sexual context. Throughout the tomb are frescoes of sexual activity, musicians and dancers. The flogging might be simply an erotic game, or a ritual act similar to that seen in the Pompeian villa of the mysteries, or for all we know it could be the non-consensual abuse of a slave woman or prostitute.

A few days ago, one of my fellow mods Kayla, opened a topic asking me why my latest short story, The Education of Gaius had such a strong ‘BDSM’ theme. Did we actually know anything about such practices in ancient Rome?

It…

View original post 802 more words

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: