Ancient authorities from the Western classical tradition offer opinions on these and other burning questions. The advice is often astonishing-for its wisdom, its entertainment value, or its complete lack of concern for modern sensibilities. The author, who collected these fascinating tidbits as she worked her way through many of the extant classical sources, can't help but enter the discussion with her own thoughts as well.
About the author
Sylvia Gray, (MA in History, 1991) taught classical history for a number of years at Marylhurst University; she now teaches courses on the history of Western civilization as well as on Asia at Portland Community College.