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Woman in Science

John Augustine Zahm

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A history of woman's role in science through the ages and the many contributions she has made.

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. . .Footnote_6_6">[6] See Mulierum Græcarum quæ oratione prosa usæ sunt fragmenta et elogia Græce et Latine, by J. C. Wolf, London, 1739, Historia Mulierum Philosopharum, scriptore Ægidio Menagio, Lugduni, 1690, Griechische Philosophinnen, by J. C. Poestion, Norden, 1885, and Le Donne alle Scuole dei Filosofi Greci in Saggi e Note Critiche, by A. Chiappelli, Bologna, 1895.

[7] Woman: Her Position and Influence in Ancient Greece and Rome and Among the Early Christians, pp. 58 and 59, by James Donaldson, London, 1907.

[8] There were several hetæræ named Lais. One of them, apparently a native of Corinth, was celebrated throughout Greece as the most beautiful woman of her age.

[9] For information respecting the hetæræ the reader is referred to the Letters of Alciphron, to Lucian's Dialogues on courtesans, and more particularly to the Deipnosophists of Athenæus, Chap. XIII. See also The Live. . . Read More