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Hermaphroditism in Greek and Roman antiquity.

Abstract

Since antiquity hermaphrodites have fascinated the mind and excited the imagination. In this paper, such subjects are discussed as legends about the nativity of Hermaphroditus, son of Hermes and Aphrodite, the social status of these bisexual beings, and their fate in Greek-Roman antiquity.

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    Institute of History of Medicine, University Claude Bernard, Lyon, France. lyon48@otenet.gr

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    MeSH

    Disorders of Sex Development
    Greek World
    History, Ancient
    Humans
    Roman World
    Social Change
    Social Environment

    Pub Type(s)

    Historical Article
    Journal Article
    Review

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    16950757