By Nancy Demand

ISBN-10: 0801847621

ISBN-13: 9780801847622

Why did Greek society foster social stipulations, in particular early marriage with its attendant early childbearing, that have been recognized to be risky for either mom and baby? What have been the particular factors of demise between girls defined as demise of childbirth within the Hippocratic Epidemics? Why did households decide to painting hard work scenes on tombstones whilst the Greek commemorative culture another way shunned connection with affliction and disorder? In Birth, dying, and Motherhood in Classical Greece, Nancy call for deals the 1st accomplished exploration of the social and cultural development of childbirth in old Greece.

Reading the traditional facts in gentle of feminist concept, the Foucauldian idea of discursively constituted items, clinical anthropology, and anthropological experiences of the fashionable Greek village, call for discusses subject matters that come with midwifery, abortion, attitudes of medical professionals towards ladies sufferers, and the remedy of ladies typically. For proof, she is predicated totally on the case histories within the Epidemics touching on girls with problems in being pregnant, abortion, and childbirth. She additionally attracts correct information from remedy documents and dedications from therapeutic sanctuaries, exertions scenes depicted on tombstones, Aristophanic comedy, andPlatonic philosophy.

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