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  • Title: Theophylact of Ochrid's "In Defence of Eunuchs" [Theophylact, archbishop of Ochrid, wrote the polemical text for his brother, who was a eunuch. It consists of a pair of speeches, the first discussing the bad qualities of eunuchs and the second defending eunuchs at much greater length. A large part of his argument emphasizes the ascetic control that good eunuchs exercise in their pursuit of Christian virtues. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Eunuchs in Antiquity and Beyond.  Edited by Shaun Tougher.  Classical Press of Wales and Duckworth, 2002.  Pages 177 - 198.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Asceticism Brothers Byzantium Eunuchs Gender Greek Literature Theophylact, Archbishop of Ochrid- Defense of Eunuchs
  • Geographic Area: Eastern Mediterranean
  • Century: 11-12
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  • Year of Publication: 2002.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0715631292
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