Harlots and games
- Alie asked:
<<< I heard that wearing red meant you were a Harlot? Is that true? >>>
For what time period and location? Very few things were true
throughout all of the time period and the wide range of cultures that
the SCA covers. Often not even consistently within a single culture.
For some more on period prostitution, you might want to check out
these files in the COMMERCE section of the Florilegium:
prostitution-lnks (8K) 7/24/05 Links to info on medieval
prostitution by Dame Aoife Finn of Ynos Mon.
prostitution-msg (28K) 11/25/01 Medieval prostitution.
The attitudes toward prostitution also varied quite a lot in period.
Often it was considered a necessary evil and at times the Church made
a lot of money running brothels.
Another file in the ENTERTAINMENT section of the Florilegium that
might be of interest is this one. Many of the games in this article
make great mixers and entertainment at SCA events if the stakes are
changed and sometimes the games tamed a bit.
Brothel-Games-art (34K) 9/14/07 "Brothel Games" by Master Brusten de
Bearsul, OL, OP.
THLord Stefan li Rous Barony of Bryn Gwlad Kingdom of Ansteorra
Mark S. Harris Austin, Texas StefanliRous@...
**** See Stefan's Florilegium files at: http://www.florilegium.org ****