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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

debauchery of manners, there are not a few among them, who, in their 

common deportment, do credit to the instructions bestowed upon them; 

nor is this much to be wondered at, when we consider the tempting 

recompense that is held out to them; they are, in paradise, to flourish 

forever, in the vigor of youth and beauty; and however old, or ugly, 

when they depart this life, are there to be immediately transformed into 

all that is fair, and all that is graceful. 

 

 

RELIGIOUS FESTIVALS OF THE GREEKS. 

 

A cause, which contributed to make the religious festivals of the Greeks 

appear as amusements and diversions, was that ridiculous buffoonery that 

constituted so great a part of them: it would be tedious to enumerate 

one half of these buffooneries; but let a few serve as a specimen. At a 

festival held in honor of Bacchus, the women ran about for a long time 

seeking the god, who, they pretended, had run away from them: this done, 

they passed their time in proposing riddles and questions to each other, 

and laughing at such as could not answer them; and at last often closed 

the scene with such enormous excesses, that at one of these festivals, 

the daughters of Minya, having, in their madness, killed Hippasus, had 

him dressed and served up to table as a rarity. At another, kept in 

honor of Venus and Adonis, they beat their breasts, tore their hair, and 

mimicked all the signs of the most extravagant grief, with which they 

supposed the goddess to have been affected on the death of her favorite 

paramour. At another, in honor of the nymph Cotys, they addressed her as 

the goddess of wantonness with many mysterious rites and ceremonies. At 

Corinth, these rites and ceremonies, being perhaps thought inconsistent 

with the character of modest women, this festival was only celebrated by 

harlots. Athenaeus mentions a festival, at which the women laid hold on 

all the old bachelors they could find, and dragged them round an altar; 

beating them all the time with their fists, as punishment for their 

neglect of the sex. We shall only mention two more; at one of which, 

after the assembly had met in the temple of Ceres, the women shut out 

all the men and dogs, themselves and the bitches remaining in the temple 

all night; in the morning, the men were let in, and the time was spent 

in laughing together at the frolic. At the other, in honor of Bacchus, 

they counterfeited phrenzy and madness; and to make this madness appear 

the more real, they used to eat the raw and bloody entrails of goats 


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