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  • n. Plural form of pathic.

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Examples

  • For Davidson, there is simply no evidence that the Greeks understood penetration as a form of power; moreover, "much of the abuse directed at pathics, ... is clearly attacking excess or readiness, rather than a man's 'loss of virginity' or submission" (21-22).

    The Uses and Abuses of Historicism: Halperin and Shelley on the Otherness of Ancient Greek Sexuality

  • All willing pathics, therefore, we consider the vilest of mankind, and credit them with neither fidelity, nor modesty, nor friendship, for as

    Plutarch's Morals

  • For its latest developments as regards the chantage of the tantes (pathics), the reader will consult the last issues of Dr. Tardieu's well-known

    Arabian nights. English

  • A comely couple of shameless catamites, Mamurra and Caesar, pathics both.

    The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus

  • For its latest developments as regards the chantage of the tantes (pathics), the reader will consult the last issues of Dr. Tardieu’s well-known Études. 428 He declares that the servant-class is most infected; and that the Vice is commonest between the ages of fifteen and twenty five.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • He seemed to contemplate a vision that gave him pleasure, and now that I look back, I remember that he once said to me that Wilde’s pleasure and excitement were perhaps increased by the degradation of that group of beggars and blackmailers where he sought his pathics, and I remember, too, his smile at my surprise, as though he spoke of psychological depths I could never enter.

    Collected Works of W. B. Yeats Volume III Autobiographies

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