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Eunuchs in Antiquity and Beyond

Eunuchs in Antiquity and Beyond (Hardback)

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Eunuchism was a subject which both intrigued and embarrassed the ancient world. The special virtue attributed to the castrated male at court, of undistracted loyalty to his ruler, aided the promotion of numerous eunuchs to positions of great power. A literary discourse developed, reviling and sometimes defending the eminence of these 'half-men'. Here, 12 studies from an international cast explore how eunuchs were perceived, and also reconstruct the realities of eunuchs' lives in Greek, Roman, Byzantine and eastern culture.

Shaun Tougher has published widely on the history of the later Roman and Byzantine empires. He has made particular studies of Byzantium's Macedonian dynasty, especially the Emperor Leo VI (886-912). His interests involve literary and social, as well as political, history.

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