An anthology of the writings of the ancient Greeks and Romans on a variety of erotic topics. First published in 1824 in Latin and Greek. Friedrich Karl Forberg, a German scholar with an interest in sexology, combed the classical authors and many of a later date for their reports on sexual phenomena. He gathered them together and classified them according to subject and discussed them in an objective manner. The industrious Forberg has quoted something like five hundred passages from more than one hundred and fifty writers, mostly Greek and Latin, explaining the most obscure erotic allusions in his scholarly commentary. The original Latin text is given with the translation and commentary.