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A: Alan Ayckbourn Pf: 1978, Scarborough Pb: 1979 G: Com. in ...

Sexual Transgression

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Diana M. Swancutt, Hilary Lipka, Rosanna S. Omitowoju, Heather Vincent, Benjamin H. Dunning, Laliv Clenman, and Taylor G. Petrey

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Gender Studies

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...upon the social and political position of the actors. The penetrated male: cinaedus or pathicus. The vox propria for the passive partner in anal sex, cinaedus , like its less common synonyms pathicus and catamitus , is of Greek origin and occurs most commonly in coarse joking contexts in epigram, satire, and other invective verse, as well as in Plautine New Comedy. Together the three epithets occur 10 times in Plautus, thrice in Lucilius, 11 times in Catullus, 7 in the Carmina Priapea , 23 in Martial, and 7 in Juvenal. This distribution is not...



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(1933–83)A Brazilian soccer player who played in Brazil's World Cup winning sides of 1958 and 1962. The name Garrincha means ‘little bird’, and is often given in Brazil to people with a disability; ...