Yes, the title is meant to be titillating to get you to click. But since you're here, let's discuss because I think this is an interesting sociological question. As of 2010, men will generally find the "36-24-36-swimsuit-fitness model" the paradigmatic magazine beauty. But how much of that is that because of sociological programming. Do I find these women attractive because I was reared that way? More importantly, did these type of women exist in the past? Think about makeup, cosmetic lotions, hairstyling, and even modern methods of plastic surgery. Obviously plastic surgery is extremely modern and drastic. So nothing like that would be accessible to ancient women. But something as simple as shaving legs and underarms. I highly doubt that type of clean shaven look was sported by anyone back then. And even the modern female body type. If you look at women (or pictures of at least) a mere 50 years ago, they were more voluptuous and fuller figured. The "athletic" body-type is a modern conception. But it's fairly drastic in terms of change. My basic point is that so much has changed in terms of female image. They say that Cleopatra was gorgeous, but if we went back to that time--how gorgeous was she really? From an evolutionary standpoint, were men solely interested in someone who appeared fertile? Did any sort of aesthetic beauty come into play when making a choice. And it extends to the BC era too.