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Tops were known to the ancients. The Greek bembix mentioned in Aristophanes'
Birds was evidently a whipping top. Plato, in The Republic, mentions strobilos, a
humming top spun by a string. In Homer, the word strombos seems to point to a ...
Troy 146 called Hissarlik by the Turks and long known to contain the ruins of
Hellenistic and Roman Ilion was identified by Charles McLaren in 1822 as the
site of Homeric Troy, it was not until after Heinrich Schliemann began his
Directly beneath the mons pubis and between the labia majora is a small
structure of erectile tissue known as the clitoris. It is capable of some enlargement
caused by increased blood pressure during sexual excitement and is considered
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