Women's Bodies in Classical Greek Science...

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Author  Lesley Ann Dean-Jones
Publisher  Clarendon Press
Publication Date   July 18, 1996
ISBN  0198150466
Pages  312

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In this book, Dean-Jones gives a close analysis of theories concerning women's bodies in such authors as the Hippocratics and Aristotle. She demonstrates the centrality of menstruation in classical theories of female physiology, pathology, and reproduction, and suggests that this had both negative and positive repercussions in attitudes towards women's bodies in that society. Many of the primary sources dealt with are not yet accessible in English, therefore, her book is important in assembling and presenting both original texts as well as her research on the texts.

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