Talk:Sleeping Hermaphroditus

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Some points[edit]

  • A particular sculpture is an example of a type, not a type.
  • Bolded title phrases are not also linked.
  • "is thought to be..." never makes a wrong statement right or a deluded personal statement mainstream and encyclopedic: omit it always.
  • "Nominally, it represents..." suggests that actually it represents something else.
  • "a generic hermaphrodite being" rather than the mythic figure of Hermaphroditus himself is a solecism, like saying that a sculpture of Hercules might also be just a guy with a club..
    • Yes, it's a hermaphrodite who may (or not) be the Hermaphroditus, rather than Hermaphroditus who may be a hermaphrodite, if u see what I mean. I'm just looking for a phraseology on this - I think art historians mainly argue it was a hermaphrodite form rather than a direct depiction of Hermaphroditus himself, though I'd welcome some expert citation on that point. Neddyseagoon - talk 20:08, 15 December 2006 (UTC)
  • bulleted lists in articles need to be edited into connected text.

--Wetman 06:38, 15 December 2006 (UTC)

Yes, those are all faults leftover from its stub out from Hermaphroditus. I've edited in line with those points, and if you could input too, that'ld be great.Neddyseagoon - talk 19:58, 15 December 2006 (UTC)

After my edit merging the first and third paragraphs into a more sensible order, the second paragraph still seems to refer to an instance rather than a type. Which is it referring to? Hairy Dude (talk) 00:21, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

I cleaned up the second paragraph. inserted a citation to Robertson, and removed the "clarification needed" note. --Cleeder (talk) 05:00, 12 October 2012 (UTC)

More visual detail?[edit]

Borghese Hermaphroditus Louvre Ma231 n4.jpg

The accompanying photos of the statue, though of high quality, don't really supply solid evidence that this is a statue of a hermaphrodite at all. Far be it from me to say that we need more photos of cock, but hey, if the shoe fits. 04:17, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

Here you are. Jastrow (Λέγετε) 18:55, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

Link title: Palazzo Massimo alle Terme[edit]

Clarified the link title for the National Museum of Rome. Palazzo Massimo alle Terme is part of the museum, not a separate institution.