Health and medicine for Etruscan women

Authored by: Jean MacIntosh Turfa

Women in Antiquity

Print publication date:  August  2016
Online publication date:  August  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138808362
eBook ISBN: 9781315621425
Adobe ISBN: 9781317219910


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Although no Etruscan medical or gynecological literature exists comparable to extant Greek and Roman texts, we can document certain categories of medically related knowledge that are nearly unique to the female sphere of first-millennium Etruria. General circumstances of nutrition, hygiene, and exercise in Italy also shed light on the lives of Etruscan women.

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