n Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa - A comparative reading of Soranos and Mustio : an example of ejrwtapovkrisi~
|Article Title||A comparative reading of Soranos and Mustio : an example of ejrwtapovkrisi~|
|© Publisher:||Classical Association of South Africa (CASA)|
|Journal||Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Jan 2007|
|Pages||103 - 115|
The disappearance of Alexandrian medical literature and the highly fragmentary nature of the ancient texts on gynaecology that have come down to us do not provide a very promising framework for our study. I must, indeed, de facto forego the idea of conducting a diachronic investigation taking into consideration a large number of independent descriptions of the anatomy and physiology of the female body, which would demonstrate the gradual development of ideas, knowledge and mental attitudes in this sphere. Even though the study of an extensive corpus of writings is not possible, a reading of two texts that are central to the history of gynaecology will none the less initiate a discussion and suggest a few hypotheses, particularly regarding the manner of transmitting technical information.
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