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Bartolommeo della Rocca

15th century Italian writer who discusses physiological signs of sexual orientation, specifically in the context of chiromancy (palm-reading).

LHMP entry

We have not entirely managed to shed the idea that an individual’s habitual predispositions are reflected in their physical features. The Greek pseudo-Aristotelian Physiognomics is one of the foundational treatises that systematized this view. References to female homoeroticism (as opposed to male references) in the context of physiognomy are rare and primarily appear in texts derived from an anonymous Latin treatise of the 4th century.

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