Women and Medicine in Hellenistic Society Through Funerary Inscription
Keywords:Iatrinai , Female physicians, Hellenistic society, Epigraphs
AbstractThe 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, Antiochìs and Pantheia are exemplar of this emerging figure in Hellenistic society.