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Caelius Aurelianus

4th century Roman writer who discusses varieties of sexual orientation, including lesbianism.

LHMP entry

Medical references to sex between women include several on the “rediscovery of the clitoris” theme as well as pseudo-medical explanations for same-sex desire, plus some titillating orientalism. Several of the texts cited here are classical but formed part of the corpus of standard medical literature in the Renaissance.

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