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In the Fourth Century A.D., independent and determined young Charis is forbidden to become a doctor because she is a woman....

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Details of The Beacon at Alexandria

Exact title of the book
The Beacon at Alexandria
Book author
Gillian Bradshaw
Book edition
Paperback
Number of pages
376 pages
Language
English
Published
July 1st 2003 by Soho Press
File size (in PDF)
1504 kB
The Beacon at Alexandria

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In the Fourth Century A.D., independent and determined young Charis is forbidden to become a doctor because she is a woman. Disguising herself as a eunuch she flees Ephesus for Alexandria, then the center of learning. There she apprentices to a Jewish doctor but eventually becomes drawn into Church politics and is forced once again to flee.

She serves as an army doctor at a Roman outpost in Thrace until, kidnapped by barbarian Visigoths, she finds her destiny to heal and also to be a woman and a wife.