Did you know that Byzantine culture recognized three genders? This begins our new series on Byzantine court eunuchs, and today it’s all about different constructions of gender. That, and cutting off your junk to get ahead! Follow the spectacular rise and fall of the court eunuchs of Byzantium.
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Music and graphic design by Rachel Westhoff. Maps, pics, references and more at www.deadideas.net.
Time/place: Byzantine Empire, 324-1453 BCE
Dead Idea: Court Eunuchs
Co-hosts: Nick and Anna
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