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Parent: 1850s

Poem of the Soul, Nightmare (1854) - Louis Janmot (1814-1892)

Births: Arthur Rimbaud - Oscar Wilde

First recorded use of erotica in English

Erotica (1854)
Erotica (1854) is from Gk. neut. pl. of erotikos "amatory," from eros; originally a booksellers' catalogue heading. --Douglas Harper via http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=erotica&searchmode=none [May 2005]

see also: erotica

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