Women and Medicine in Hellenistic Society Through Funerary Inscription

Sabrina Veneziani


The iatrine, the specifically female version of the physician, appear regularly in a range of literary, epigraphical and papyrological sources. During†Hellenistic†period the figure of the female medical practitioner, non-midwife, have emerged, attempting to move herself up in the medical hierarchy, as some inscriptions testify. The epitaphs of Mousa, Antiochžs and Pantheia are exemplar of this emerging figure in†Hellenistic†society.

Key words: Iatrinai - Female physicians . Hellenistic society - Epigraphs

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