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The First Wave of Feminism: Were the Stoics Feminists?

Hill, L


The Hellenistic Schools of Epicureanism, Cynicism and Stoicism are considered to constitute the first, albeit modest, wave of feminism. But the question: 'Were the Stoics Feminists?' has attracted little attention due to a paucity of available evidence. What this paper attempts is a comprehensive treatment of the subject. In particular it addresses two distinct claims that have been made about the Stoic attitude to women. The first claim (advanced by Sarah Pomeroy) challenges the view that the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
Source: History of Political Thought


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