AUTHOR: Marie Delcourt
PUBLISHER: Hassell Street Press
DATE: 2021 (originally published in 1961)
Hermaphrodite; Myths and Rites of the Bisexual Figure in Classical Antiquity
by Marie Delcourt
A highly original and profound examination of the myths and rites of the bisexual figure in Classical Antiquity, providing a major contribution to the understanding of Greek religion.
This book was originally written and published during a time when the word “bisexual” was often used to mean “transgender” and “intersex”. It is a useful text for contextualizing historical usage of the term “bisexual”.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Transvestism in Private and Public Rites
- The Twofold Gods
- Kaineus and Tiresias
- The Symbol of Androgyny in the Philosophical Myths
- Female Saints in Masculine Clothing