„... i stała się mężczyzną”: metamorfoza płci w „Mirabiliach” Flegona z Tralleis


This paper is devoted to the motif of a spontaneous sex change which appears several times in Phlegon of Tralles’ Mirabilia. The reports quoted by the author concern mythical characters (Teiresias, Kainis), as well as historical (or allegedly historical) figures; all of the reports present a transformation of woman to man, with exception of the myth of Teiresias who underwent a reverse metamorphosis. Each account has been truncated by the author and limited to the mere episode of the sex change; none has been commented or explained. This indicates that the author tries to focus his readers’ attention only on the elements of the marvelous and supernatural in order to astonish them. This fact proves that Mirabilia which are a literary collection of oddities may be regarded as a part of a wider cultural phenomenon − the vogue for collections of various curiosities, so popular in Phlegon’s times.

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Flegon z Tralleis; zmiana płci; hermafrodyci; osobliwości ludzkie


Opublikowane : 2019-10-01

Doroszewska, J. (2019). „. i stała się mężczyzną”: metamorfoza płci w „Mirabiliach” Flegona z Tralleis. Prace Filologiczne. Literaturoznawstwo, (3(6) cz.2), 223-241. Pobrano z https://www.journals.polon.uw.edu.pl/index.php/pfl/article/view/246

Julia Doroszewska 
Uniwersytet Warszawski  Polska

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