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Seneca The Younger, Letters, 95.21


nanThey keep just as late hours, and drink just as much liquor; they challenge men in wrestling and carousing; they are no less given to vomiting from distended stomachs and to thus discharging all their wine again; nor are they behind the men in gnawing ice, as a relief to their fevered digestions. And they even match the men in their passions, although they were created to feel love passively (may the gods and goddesses confound them!). They devise the most impossible varieties of unchastity, and in the company of men they play the part of men. What wonder, then, that we can trip up the statement of the greatest and most skilled physician, when so many women are gouty and bald! Because of their vices, women have ceased to deserve the privileges of their sex; they have put off their womanly nature and are therefore condemned to suffer the diseases of men.


Intertexts (texts cited often on the same page as the searched text):

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1. Horace, Sermones, 2.8 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

2.8. 2. Now, although I cannot but think that I have already demonstrated, and that abundantly, more than was necessary, that our fathers were not originally Egyptians, nor were thence expelled, either on account of bodily diseases, or any other calamities of that sort 2.8. for Apion hath the impudence to pretend, that “the Jews placed an ass’s head in their holy place;” and he affirms that this was discovered when Antiochus Epiphanes spoiled our temple, and found that ass’s head there made of gold, and worth a great deal of money.
2. Seneca The Elder, Controversies, 1.2.23 (1st cent. BCE

3. Juvenal, Satires, 5 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

4. Martial, Epigrams, 1.90, 7.67, 7.70 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

5. Martial, Epigrams, 1.90, 7.67, 7.70 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

6. Petronius Arbiter, Satyricon, 26 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

7. Petronius Arbiter, Satyricon, 26 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

8. Seneca The Younger, Letters, 95.19, 95.37 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

9. Suetonius, Augustus, 76 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

10. Suetonius, Nero, 31 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)



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animals Lateiner and Spatharas, The Ancient Emotion of Disgust (2016) 205
bodies fluid Lateiner and Spatharas, The Ancient Emotion of Disgust (2016) 205
castration Lateiner and Spatharas, The Ancient Emotion of Disgust (2016) 205
death Lateiner and Spatharas, The Ancient Emotion of Disgust (2016) 205
decay Lateiner and Spatharas, The Ancient Emotion of Disgust (2016) 205
deformity Lateiner and Spatharas, The Ancient Emotion of Disgust (2016) 205
excrement Lateiner and Spatharas, The Ancient Emotion of Disgust (2016) 205
flesh Lateiner and Spatharas, The Ancient Emotion of Disgust (2016) 205
foul Lateiner and Spatharas, The Ancient Emotion of Disgust (2016) 205
homosexuality, between women Hubbard, A Companion to Greek and Roman Sexualities (2014) 141
petronius Lateiner and Spatharas, The Ancient Emotion of Disgust (2016) 205
women, elderly' Lateiner and Spatharas, The Ancient Emotion of Disgust (2016) 205