to supply me with all the needed reproductions; Dr. Alfred Bernhard-
Walcher at the Vienna Kunsthistorisches Museum assisted me greatly
with my research; Dr F. W. Hamdorf, at the Staatliche
Antikensammlungen Museum in Munchen, generously and
unassumingly lent his help. Dr. Alessandra Villone, at the
Soprintendenza Archeologica di Napoli e Caserta, spared no effort in
finding essential materials.
My lovers, children, and friends have been more than kind and
tolerant with my arcane interests; the good karma they have
accumulated is inexhaustible.
A final thanks to the many others who gave of themselves to see
this project reach fruition, but who, due to the somewhat provocative
nature of this work, prefer to remain anonymous. I can only hope that,
as a result of their efforts, people someday will no longer have
anything to fear when talking about love.
L O V E R S ' L E G E N D S
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