There is a, rather scratchy, recording of Alessandro Moreschi, believed to have been the last surviving castrato, in existence that I recall having heard.My bold having "no bollocks" could just mean Eunuch, many "civilisations" had blokes chopped to guard the harems.
Indeed the Catholic church used to encouraged it to obtain "castrato" choristers ...
snip "Revelations that the Vatican encouraged the castration of choir boys in the name of art for hundreds of years have prompted calls for a papal apology.Revelations that the Vatican encouraged the castration of choir boys in the name of art for hundreds of years have prompted calls for a papal apology.www.theguardian.com
Human rights groups, historians and Italian commentators said the Pope, a singer himself, should ask forgiveness for his predecessors' role in the mutilation of castrati singers.
New research suggests that the employment of castrati was tolerated by the Vatican as late as 1959, long after other states had banned it as barbaric."
If it didn't then so many things would be out of their bounds, starting with electricity, sanitation, public health, the roads etc....
I mean the Romans are classed as white aren't they?