The story of a renowned doctor of Antiquity: Doctor Eutychiane, men doctor

The funeral altar of the image was erected by Ulpios Zosas after the death of his wife Iulia Eutychiane, as a sign of her tomb, in the second half of the 2nd century AD. In the inscription engraved on the monument, he proudly remarks that she was a famous doctor, and in fact he emphasizes her status as a men doctor first, and then her status as a midwife, which is common and expected for a woman.



Thanks to this report, Eutychiane of Dion takes her place amongst the exceptional cases of female doctors of the ancient world.

Ἥδε περικλήι-
στος ἔην ἰατ-
ρὸς Εὐτυχιανή,
ἀνδρῶν ἰη-
τήρ, μαῖα δὲ
Ζωσᾶς Ἰου-
λίᾳ Εὐτυχι-
ανῇ τῇ συμβίῳ
καὶ αὐτῷ ζῶν.

The funeral altar of Julia Eutychiane is built into the late Roman wall of Dion.

Bibliography: P. Papageorgiou, Μια ξακουστή γιατρός στο αρχαίο Δίον, στο Νάματα. Honorary volume for Professor Dimitrios Pandermalis (Thessaloniki 2011) 249-256.