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]

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]
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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.
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 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.
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.
resembles Streptelasma Hall, 1847 both in morphology and ontogeny but clearly differs in having a septofossula in the late ephebic stage.
It showed an ephebic Klaus in short pants standing behind his illustrious father Thomas.
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.
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.
Within the polls, Lykourgos (Leokrates 79) mentions the oaths of the archons, jurors, and private citizens, and earlier (77) invoked the ephebic oath taken by all young men on entering military service.