When Clodius Pulcher dressed as a woman and intruded on the all-female rites of the Bona Dea , he was charged with incestum. Rape in the English sense was more often expressed as stuprum committed through violence or coercion cum vi or per vim. Epicureanism is both materialist and hedonic. Archaeology suggests that each of these paintings was above a shelf on which bathers left their clothes in baskets. Small terracotta herm of Hermes. Some Greek Stoics privileged same-sex relations between a man and a younger male partner   see " Pederasty in ancient Greece ". One of the most curious buildings recovered was in fact a Lupanar brothel , which had many erotic paintings and graffiti inside. Instead, they underline the distance of the Greeks and Romans, and remind us that even if we could time-travel back to ancient Pompeii, we would inevitably be lost in translation; that the Romans conceived of their bodies and of the relationships between men and women, mortals and gods, public and private, differently from the Greeks and from us. At the same time, according to the geographer Strabo, the boy then had to choose between continuing with or putting an end to the relationship with his abductor, and whether to denounce the man if he had misbehaved in any way. His cavalier attitude towards female sexuality, as manifested in serial rape and seduction Zeus raped Leda, daughter of the Aetolian king Thestius, in the guise of a swan; raped Danae, a princess of Argos, disguised as the rain, and raped Ganymede, a male mortal set a precedent for centuries of mortal male domination and female subservience. His didactic poem De rerum natura is a presentation of Epicurean philosophy within the Ennian tradition of Latin poetry. Its root, pounded to a paste and drunk in vinegar for ten consecutive days, has the astonishing effect of turning a boy into a eunuch. The application of sexual scenes to oil lamps by the Romans is perhaps the most likely scenario where the object was actually used within the setting of love-making. Public Domain These types of scenes are especially popular on the kylix, or wine-cup, particularly within the tondo central panel of the cup. Ovid lists a number of writers known for salacious material whose works are now lost.