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Headword: Λοχαῖοι δίφροι
Adler number: lambda,707
Translated headword: birthing chairs, birthing stools
Vetting Status: high
Women use them in recent times for childbirth.
Greek Original:
Λοχαῖοι δίφροι: οἷς πρὸς τὸ τεκεῖν ὀψὲ χρῶνται αἱ γυναῖκες.
From a gloss (on the headword phrase) in Artemidorus 5.73 -- but it appears there without "in recent times" (ὀψέ ). The medical writer Soranus of Ephesus describes such chairs or stools without suggesting that they were novel in his time (mid/late C2 CE).
R. Garland, The Greek Way of Life (London 1990) 72-3.
Keywords: children; chronology; daily life; medicine; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 12 September 2001@06:26:42.
Vetted by:
Elizabeth Vandiver (Added italics; set status) on 18 November 2003@16:51:07.
David Whitehead (modified note; cosmetics) on 19 November 2003@03:17:37.
David Whitehead on 22 April 2013@05:51:32.


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