Reportedly some of these men later fathered children. Czechoslovak Society for Eastern Studies. Some of the alto parts of Handel 's Messiah were first sung by a castrato. However, on the basis of published interviews of surviving eunuchs, the surgical procedure appears to have been essentially the same in the later days of the dynasty While technically emasculation does not apply to females, the sterilization of women is also prohibited, though somewhat less severely ibid. I realize there is a big difference in castrating an animal to a man.
Motivazioni ontologiche e protologiche Rome, The case is the same with men; if you mutilate them in boyhood, the later-growing hair never comes, and the voice never changes but remains high-pitched; if they be mutilated in early manhood, the later growth of hair quit them except the growth on the groin, and that diminishes, but does not entirely depart. Similar is the Egyptian myth of the mystical couple Isis and Osiris, but here the mythical castration apparently does not constitute a pattern of ritual action. Because there is a preponderance of documentation of the custom in the ancient Near East and Mediterranean cultures, the origin and propagating center of this custom has often been ascribed to ancient Semitic culture. Italy as it was illegal. Click on the picture to read story. Castration Cut Off Emasculation.