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THE FIRST WOMAN, AND HER ANTEDILUVIAN DESCENDANTS-1
THE FIRST WOMAN, AND HER ANTEDILUVIAN DESCENDANTS-2
THE FIRST WOMAN, AND HER ANTEDILUVIAN DESCENDANTS-3
THE FIRST WOMAN, AND HER ANTEDILUVIAN DESCENDANTS-4
THE FIRST WOMAN, AND HER ANTEDILUVIAN DESCENDANTS-5
THE FIRST WOMAN, AND HER ANTEDILUVIAN DESCENDANTS-6
THE FIRST WOMAN, AND HER ANTEDILUVIAN DESCENDANTS-7
DEGREES OF SENTIMENTAL ATTACHMENT AT DIFFERENT PERIODS-8
A VIEW OF MATRIMONY IN THREE DIFFERENT LIGHTS
FEMALE FRIENDSHIP
A LETTER TO A NEW MARRIED MAN
ITALIAN DEBAUCHERY
CUSTOM IN THE MOGUL EMPIRE
ANECDOTE OF CAESAR
POWER OF PHILTRES AND CHARMS
LAPLAND AND GREENLAND LADY
ART OF DETERMINING THE PRECISE FIGURE, THE DEGREE OF BEAUTY,THE HABITS, AND THE AGE, OF WOMEN, NOTWITHSTANDING THE AIDS AND DISGUISES OF DRESS
THE IDEAL OF FEMALE BEAUTY; OR A DESCRIPTION OF THE FAMOUS STATUE OF THE VENUS DE MEDICI
AN ESSAY ON MATRIMONY-1
AN ESSAY ON MATRIMONY-2
Three Contributions to the Theory of Sex. PREFACE
THE SEXUAL ABERRATIONS-1.1
DEVIATION IN REFERENCE TO THE SEXUAL AIM-1.2
GENERAL STATEMENTS APPLICABLE TO ALL PERVERSIONS-1.3
PARTIAL IMPULSES AND EROGENOUS ZONES-1.4
THE INFANTILE SEXUALITY-2.1
THE SEXUAL AIM OF THE INFANTILE SEXUALITY-2.2
THE INFANTILE SEXUAL INVESTIGATION-2.3
THE SOURCES OF THE INFANTILE SEXUALITY-2.4
THE TRANSFORMATION OF PUBERTY-3
THE THEORY OF THE LIBIDO-3.1
SUMMARY-3.2
SUMMARY-3.3
INDEX-1
INDEX-2
INDEX-3

laws of Cecrops, though concubinage seems either to have been allowed or 

overlooked; for in the Odyssey of Homer we find Ulysses declaring 

himself to be the son of a concubine, which he would probably not have 

done, had any degree of infamy been annexed to it. In some cases, 

however, polygamy was allowed in Greece, from a mistaken notion that it 

would increase population. The Athenians, once thinking the number of 

their citizens diminished, decreed that it should be lawful for a man to 

have children by another woman as well as by his wife; besides this, 

particular instances occur of some who have transgressed the law of 

monogamy. Euripides is said to have had two wives, who, by their 

constant disagreement, gave him a dislike to the whole sex; a 

supposition which receives some weight from these lines of his in 

Andromache: 

 

ne'er will I commend 

More beds, more wives than one, nor children curs'd 

With double mothers, banes and plagues of life. 

 

Socrates too had two wives, but the poor culprit 

had as much reason to repent of his temerity 

as Euripides. 

 

[3] Monogamy is having only one wife. 

 

 

EUNUCHS. 

 

As the appetite towards the other sex is one of the strongest and most 

ungovernable in our nature; as it intrudes itself more than any other 

into our thoughts, and frequently diverts them from every other purpose 

or employment; it may, at first, on this account, have been reckoned 

criminal when it interfered with worship and devotion; and emasculation 

was made use of in order to get rid of it, which may, perhaps, have been 

the origin of Eunuchs. But however this be, it is certain, that there 

were men of various religions who made themselves incapable of 

procreation on a religious account, as we are told that the priests of 

Cybele constantly castrated themselves; and by our Saviour, that there 

are eunuchs who make themselves such for the kingdom of heaven's sake. 

 

 

GIRLS SOLD AT AUCTION. 

 

The ancient Assyrians seem more thoroughly to have settled and digested 

the affairs of marriage, than any of their cotemporaries. Once in every 

year they assembled together all the girls that were marriageable, when 

the public crier put them up to sale, one after another. For her whose 

figure was agreeable, and whose beauty was attracting, the rich strove 

against each other, who should give the highest price; which price was 

put into a public stock, and distributed in portions to those whom 

nobody would accept without a reward. After the most beautiful were 

disposed of, these were also put up by the crier, and a certain sum of 


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