ephebic


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e·phe·bic

(ĕ-fē'bik),
Rarely used term relating to the period of puberty or to a youth.
[G. ephēbikos, relating to youth, fr. hēbē, youth]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

e·phe·bic

(ĕ-fē'bik)
Rarely used term relating to the period of puberty or to a youth.
[G. ephēbikos, relating to youth, fr. hēbē, youth]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Lucy, but as the sleeping pilgrim senses the movement, he dreams of being the ephebic Ganymede carried off by an eagle after which the narrator relates the situation to the preadolescent Achilles who was hauled off and saved by his mother (Purg.
Before discussion of Orestes's transitional stasis commences, a brief word is necessary concerning how the period of "ephebic youth" can be understood most appropriately and productively in approaching Electra's depiction of Orestes.
This ephebic type, epitomized by hair and lips, barely differentiated by the names Wilde assigns to it, is as uniform as the interchangeable faces of the youths on the Parthenon frieze.
In late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century France, images of ephebic or feminized men served to repudiate "a previous model of masculinity that was not only experienced as oppressive, but ...
Such ephebic programs usually included thorough military training and also civic practices such as communal dances or ritual tests of courage.
Charmides, like the figure of Antinous, is an example of what Abigail Solomon-Godeau terms 'ephebic masculinity', which denotes the 'feminized masculine' associated in antiquity with the hermaphrodite, the androgyne, and the faun.
On the ephebic oath and the Aglaurion, see Philochorus in FGrH 328 F105.
As in England, women were not allowed on the Italian stage in the early modern period and boy actors were called upon to play the parts of ephebic, adolescent heroines poised between childhood and the first stirrings of sexual instincts.
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It showed an ephebic Klaus in short pants standing behind his illustrious father Thomas.
42.2-3) attests such a system for electing supervisors of ephebic training, with an emphasis on choosing mature men over 40 who could be trusted with the care of youths.
For Moore the ephebic novelist, exposure to the naturalism championed by Zola provided an all-important orientation for his entire career.