eviration


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eviration

Obsolete, the act of castrating.
See also: Punishment
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Following 168 lines of florid description of the eviration of Attis, the epic journey of Cybele from Phrygia to Rome, and the tale of the chaste Claudia Quinta, there is a sudden shift in narrative pace at the end (347-49): Nasica accepit.
D'Annunzio lacks "Carduccian virility," defined stylistically as "clarity and simplicity"; therefore, "rhetorical richness not only falsifies but is also a symptom of eviration" (17).
Molloy places such criticism in the context of the foundational project: But Rodo inscribes his attraction and fear of the morbid, his pre-occupation with virility and eviration, in a political context ...