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harem

A collection of sexual partners who are available for use by only one person.
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that Usbek's seraglio stands in analogically for the Western
31) Comparing this description of the seraglio with the one that Bernier presented earlier, one can testify to the waning fortune of the Mughals.
Unlike Herodotus and Ctesias, Chariton creates this form of exotic indulgence at the expense of any other type of narrative content as violence, revenge, and bloodshed give way to erotic seraglio excesses.
The Harem: An Account of the Institution as It Existed In the Palace of the Turkish Sultans with a History of the Grand Seraglio from Its Foundation to Modern Times.
23 These descriptions proved that "in this watery, sensual region, inside and out are confounded: fountains and streams run through apartments, fresh air is found in underground caves; the seraglio is like an inverted world".
whose soul is inseparable from mine: you most beautiful inhabitant of the terrestrial globe, who have your disposal a seraglio of four hundred suckers; you in whom, linked indestructibly by a common accord, the sweet communicative virtue and the divine graces are nobly present, as if in their natural residence, why are you not with me, your mercury belly against my aluminum breast, both of us sitting on some seashore rock, to contemplate the spectacle I adore
The seizure and enslavement by Arabs is a recurrent exotic-erotic theme that goes back to Samuel Johnson's Rasselas (1759) and Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio (1782).
Before his reputation was established, the yellow-toothed writer had trouble attracting women and turned to Beauvoir to procure lycee students for his Saint-Germain-des-Pres seraglio (an arrangement that led to her teaching license being revoked under charges of abducting a minor).
And then there were all the bells and whistles of the overture to Mozart's opera, Il Seraglio.
Mahler was paired with an amuse bouche of Mozart's overture from Il Seraglio, and with Mendelssohn's violin concerto which brought the other treat of the night - soloist James Ehnes.
But Harrods - dubbed 'Arabbods' when he bought it - flourished under Mohamed Al Fayed, pictured, the public enthralled by the store's free perfume sprays of JOY, L'Air du Temps and Chanel 5 in the ladies' loos, the meat hall under a ceiling strung with sausages and hams from all over the world, a sculpture made daily from fresh fish, a perfume department like a Seraglio.
The kids love him," says Wynne, who is currently singing the role of Pedrillo in WNO's The Abduction From The Seraglio at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff.