This more open understanding of ephebic youth has the advantage of remaining specifically definable without relying upon the conflation of theoretical metaphor--"the ephebe is like a marginal outlier"--with historical practice--"the ephebe is a lone hunter cast out into liminal space during the initiatory period" (Polinskaya 2003, 85-86, 91-93).
In each case, Orestes is depicted as an uninitiated, ephebic youth who remains on Argos's social and ritual margins.
As an outward indicator of normative transition, ritualized transvestitism is thus not well suited to Orestes, who remains in a marginalized ephebic stasis that will never allow him to return to his family's household and take possession of his inherited position in Argos.
On the necessity of new critical vocabularies for crucial periods of transition in Classical Athens, see in particular Leitao (1999), Dodd (2003), Graf (2003) and Porter (2003), whose contributions are especially conspicuous in my reading of Orestes's ephebic stasis in section 5 of this essay.
In this species the cardinal septum is shorter than the other major septa in the neanic stage, but is as long as the other major septa in the ephebic stage.
In late phases of the neanic stage and in the ephebic stage major septa are comparatively short and axial structure is lacking.
For Moore the ephebic
novelist, exposure to the naturalism championed by Zola provided an all-important orientation for his entire career.
To the extent that he is remembered today, Wertham has an image as a pathetic prude, obsessively searching superhero stories for sexual influences ("Robin is a handsome ephebic
boy, usually shown in his uniform with bare legs.
The interrelationship of art and life is also central to "August Blue" and "Gunnar and Nikolai," whose early- to midadolescent characters (like their Scandinavian counterparts in stories in Davenport's previous collections) are models in both senses of the word: they display a worldliness and a wisdom well beyond their years as well as an ephebic
perfection of form.
Likewise Bruno projected soulful character and sexual heft, while Aurele seemed ephebic
, unformed, a little peevish--think David Warner in Morgan, the mid-'60s film classic.
in the Costume of an Espada, 1862, to Caravaggio's ephebic