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dc.contributor.authorInnes, Alison
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-19T17:08:43Z
dc.date.available2012-10-19T17:08:43Z
dc.date.issued2012-10-19
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/4131
dc.description.abstractHippocratic physicians sought to establish themselves as medical authorities in ancient Greece. An examination of the deontological texts of the Hippocratic corpus reveals that the Hippocratics created a medical authority based on elite male characteristics. The key quality of the Hippocratic physician was sōphrosunē, a quality closely associated with men and used in the differentiation of genders in the Greek world. Women were not believed to innately possess this quality and so their healing activities were restricted within the Hippocratic framework. Women’s healing activities are only mentioned in the corpus when women are involved in the treatment of other women or self-treatment. The Hippocratic construction of medicine as a male domain fit within a Classical cultural framework, as the cultural anxiety concerning women healers and women’s use of pharmaka are evident in both Greek myth and literature.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectHippocraticen_US
dc.subjectgenderen_US
dc.subjectGreeceen_US
dc.subjectpharmakaen_US
dc.subjecthealersen_US
dc.titleGender and Healing in the Hippocratic Corpusen_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.nameM.A. Classicsen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Classicsen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Humanitiesen_US
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