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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

 

 

 

ANECDOTE OF CAESAR. 

 

When Caesar had subdued all his competitors, and most of the foreign 

nations which made war against him, he found that so many Romans had 

been destroyed in the quarrels in which he had often engaged them, that, 

to repair the loss, he promised rewards to fathers of families, and 

forbade all Romans who were above twenty, and under forty years of age, 

to go out of their native country. Augustus, his successor, to check the 

debauchery of the Roman youth, laid heavy taxes upon such as continued 

unmarried after a certain age, and encouraged with great rewards, the 

procreation of lawful children. Some years afterwards, the Roman knights 

having pressingly petitioned him that he would relax the severity of 

that law, he ordered their whole body to assemble before him, and the 

married and unmarried to arrange themselves in two separate parties, 

when, observing the unmarried to be much the greater company, he first 

addressed those who had complied with his law, telling them, that they 

alone had served the purposes of nature and society; that the human race 

was created male and female to prevent the extinction of the species; 

and that marriage was contrived as the most proper method of renewing 

the children of that species. He added, that they alone deserved the 

name of men and fathers, and that he would prefer them to such offices, 

as they might transmit to their posterity. Then turning to the 

bachelors, he told them, that he knew not by what name to call them; not 

by that of men, for they had done nothing that was manly; nor by that of 

citizens, since the city might perish for them; nor by that of Romans, 

for they seemed determined to let the race and name become extinct; but 

by whatever name he called them, their crime, he said, equalled all 

other crimes put together, for they were guilty of murder, in not 

suffering those to be born who should proceed from them; of impiety, in 

abolishing the names and honors of their fathers and ancestors; of 

sacrilege, in destroying their species, and human nature, which owed its 

original to the gods, and was consecrated to them; that by leading a 

single life they overturned, as far as in them lay, the temples and 

altars of the gods; dissolved the government, by disobeying its laws; 

betrayed their country, by making it barren. Having ended his speech, he 

doubled the rewards and privileges of such as had children, and laid a 

heavy fine on all unmarried persons, by reviving the Poppaean law. 

 

Though by this law all the males above a certain age were obliged to 

marry under a severe penalty, Augustus allowed them the space of a full 


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