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Hermaphrodite; myths and rites of the bisexual figure in classical antiquity.

Author: Marie Delcourt
Publisher: London, Studio Books [1961]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is a major contribution to the understanding of Greek religion and the first to be published specifically on the subject in English. It is a highly original and profound examination of the myths and rites of the bisexual figure in Classical Antiquity. The theme is illustrated with material from classical sources and a fascinating subject is thoroughly explored from an historical and psychological aspect,  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Delcourt, Marie.
Hermaphrodite.
London, Studio Books [1961]
(OCoLC)609289512
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marie Delcourt
OCLC Number: 1066934
Description: xiii, 109 pages illustrations 23 cm
Contents: Transvestism in private and public rites --
The twofold gods --
Kaineus and Tiresias --
Hermaphrodite --
The symbol of androgyny in the philosophical myths --
Female saints in masculine clothing.
Responsibility: Translated from the French by Jennifer Nicholson.

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This book is a major contribution to the understanding of Greek religion and the first to be published specifically on the subject in English. It is a highly original and profound examination of the myths and rites of the bisexual figure in Classical Antiquity. The theme is illustrated with material from classical sources and a fascinating subject is thoroughly explored from an historical and psychological aspect, providing what is, in effect, the psychoanalysis of a myth. (Book jacket).

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