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by Hannah Leitheiser

The Gays end Rome

A Problem in Modern Ethics

John Addington Symonds

1896

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2017-04-10

'The brood begotten upon Roman soil was inadequate to cope with the inrushing tide of barbarians. Wisdom lay in attempting to rehabilitate marriage, the family domestic life. Meanwhile a certain vice ran riot through society, a vice for which Jehovah had rained fire and brimstone upon Sodom, a vice which the Mosaic code punished with death...' - John Addington Symonds, A Problem in Modern Ethics (1896)