Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 29 On the Bones Which Are Attached to the Sides of the Sacrum

The bones attached to the sides of the sacrum are made up of three bones in small children

This is how the bones are which are attached to the sacrum. In those of advanced age they appear to be only two, each having two epiphyses 68 (as has been related). But in young children, each of the two is made up of three bones which are distinguished by three lines filled with cartilage. 69 These lines, joined together at the center of the acetabulum of the hipbone, extend from here; one runs to the upper part of the acetabulum, the second to the outer side of the acetabulum; the third is carried to the inner side and proceeds through the pubic bone where we said it is somewhat smoothly rounded and produces one of the bodies of the penis. 70 But since these are no less plain to see in lambs and kids than in humans, anyone can see them even while eating. 71



Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 29 On the Bones Which Are Attached to the Sides of the Sacrum