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abortion

Robert Sallares.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: History of Gender and Sexuality; History of Science and Technology. 329 words.

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Agnodice

Helen King.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: History of Gender and Sexuality; History of Science and Technology. 234 words.

Appears in *Hyginus (3) (Fab.274) in a list of discoverers and inventors. She is described as an Athenian girl who lived at a time when there were no *midwives, because women and slaves...

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childbirth

Gillian Clark.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: History of Gender and Sexuality; History of Science and Technology. 782 words.

Childbirth was generally the concern of women, either family and neighbours or experienced *midwives who were sometimes ranked as doctors, but male doctors expected to be called in for difficult...

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gynaecology

Helen King.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: History of Gender and Sexuality; History of Science and Technology. 846 words.

Gynaecology existed in the ancient world as a medical specialism, but its separate identity was not always permitted by wider medical theories. The significant question was this: do women have...

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Hypatia

G. J. Toomer.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: History of Gender and Sexuality; History of Science and Technology; Classical Philosophy. 133 words.

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Soranus, of Ephesus, physician

Helen King.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online July 2015 .

Article. Subjects: History of Gender and Sexuality; History of Science and Technology. 375 words.

Under *Trajan and *Hadrian (ce 98–138),...

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