Ancient Greece and Gender Studies

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Abstract

This article analyses the specific contribution of Gender Studies and their underlying epistemology to the study of Greek texts. The first part of the paper is dedicated to the clarification of the origin, the use and the definition of ‘gender’. Gender Studies approach is than analysed in relation to social history, rituals and myth, literary texts, biology, medicine and sexuality, botany and practices of magic, philosophy, art and archaeology. In conclusions, if ideology is abandoned, gender can still be a valid heuristic tool in reconstructing of Greek society.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteGreek Science in the Long Run: Essays on the Greek Scientific Tradition (4th. c. BCE-17th c. CE)
Pagine27-52
Numero di pagine26
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2012

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    Ando', V. (2012). Ancient Greece and Gender Studies. In Greek Science in the Long Run: Essays on the Greek Scientific Tradition (4th. c. BCE-17th c. CE) (pagg. 27-52)