chapter  3
Medicine
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Parmenides in his work On Nature indicates that effeminate men or pathics may come into being as a result of a circumstance at conception.

—*Caelius Aurelianus, On Chronic Diseases

These practices result in some cases from natural disposition, and in others from habit…. When nature is responsible, no one would describe such persons as showing Unrestraint any more than one would apply that term to women because they are passive and not active in sexual intercourse; nor should we class as Unrestraint a morbid state brought about by habitual indulgence.