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date: 14 April 2024


The Oxford Encyclopedia Women in World History
Pat ThanePat Thane

Any overview of the theme of aging must be, at best, very partial. The history of aging and old age is still in its early stages and is far from being explored or understood in all, or even most, times and places. This entry will focus on what is known about aging and old age as they relate to women in what is broadly defined as Western culture, beginning in the ancient Greek and Roman worlds, because only for this region of world culture does a sustained, reasonably comprehensive historiography exist.... ...

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