United States legal history. Roman society was patriarchal , and the freeborn male citizen possessed political liberty libertas and the right to rule both himself and his household familia. Lack of self-control, including in managing one's sex life , indicated that a man was incapable of governing others; too much indulgence in "low sensual pleasure" threatened to erode the elite male's identity as a cultured person. A man who wore women's clothes, Ulpian notes, would risk making himself the object of scorn. It was immoral to have sex with another freeborn man's wife, his marriageable daughter, his underage son, or with the man himself; sexual use of another man's slave was subject to the owner's permission. Polybius 2nd century BC reports that the punishment for a soldier who willingly submitted to penetration was the fustuarium , clubbing to death.
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Homosexuality in ancient Rome
Such a trend distinguishes Roman homoerotic art from that of the Greeks. Homosexuality in ancient Rome often differs markedly from the contemporary West. Macrobius says that Aristophanes called this figure Aphroditos. Some men, however, insisted on ignoring this convention.