The female body from Aristotle to Galen. An understanding of the biological characteristics and their effects

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Unit:
Κατεύθυνση Αρχαία Ελληνική Φιλολογία
Library of the School of Philosophy
Deposit date:
2020-06-30
Year:
2020
Author:
Nasiopoulou Anna
Supervisors info:
Αθηνά Μπάζου, Λέκτορας, Τμήμα Φιλολογίας, Εθνικό και Καποδιστριακό Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών
Βασίλειος Λεντάκης, Αναπληρωτής Καθηγητής, Τμήμα Φιλολογίας, Εθνικό και Καποδιστριακό Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών
Διονύσιος Μπενέτος, Αναπληρωτής Καθηγητής, Τμήμα Φιλολογίας, Εθνικό και Καποδιστριακό Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών
Original Title:
Το γυναικείο σώμα από τον Αριστοτέλη στον Γαληνό. Πρόσληψη των βιολογικών χαρακτηριστικών και συνέπειες
Languages:
Greek
Translated title:
The female body from Aristotle to Galen. An understanding of the biological characteristics and their effects
Summary:
This dissertation approaches the prevailing beliefs concerning the female body and its characteristics during Aristotle’s period, along with the later researchers of human physiology up to Galen’s time. The study examines those extracts presenting female as an inferior human being due to her physiology and focuses on the consequences of those beliefs. Meanwhile, special mention is given on Aristotle’s theory, as it significantly affected medicine and the following philosophical theories. Firstly, the Presocratic, Hippocratic and Platonic theories concerning the female body are briefly presented and the study continues with Aristotle’s beliefs on sexual differentiation, anatomical characteristics and his theory on woman’s psychology and her role in reproduction. Another aspect that is analysed concerns Soranu’s and Herophilu’s perception of the female body, with the study concluding on Galen’s theory about sexual differentiation, female genitals, woman’s role in reproduction and female pathology.
Main subject category:
Philosophy - Psychology
Keywords:
Female body, Aristotle, Galen, Gynaecology, ancient medicine
Index:
No
Number of index pages:
0
Contains images:
No
Number of references:
337
Number of pages:
84

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