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Sex and gender are problematic concepts in contemporary scholarship, and we should expect them to be even more so when speaking of ancient Greece. Even the concept of science is problematic, though less so than sex and gender. ‘Sex’, used in the biological sense, is derived from French and Latin and does not appear before the 14th century CE. ‘Gender’ is also derived from French and appears first in the 14th century CE in the grammatical sense. ‘Science’ is, of course, a transliteration of a Latin expression, and when we speak of ancient science we refer to an enterprise that differs markedly from our contemporary practices.
LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Department of Philosophy, University of South Florida (Tampa, FL, USA)
ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Joanne Waugh.
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