Publications & Papers
Book Infertility in Ancient Greece
This will be a monograph revised from my PhD thesis.
Proposal under review.
Planned date for manuscript submission Summer 2018.
Article ‘Menopause in Soranus’ Gynaecology’, to be submitted in March 2018.
Article ‘Menopause in the Hippocratic Corpus and the Biological Works of Aristotle’,
to be submitted in Summer 2018.
Fallas, Rebecca. (2017) "Hippocrates". The Literary Encyclopaedia. First published 10 April 2017
Fallas, Rebecca. (2017) "The Hippocratic Corpus". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 15 February 2017 http://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=35730
Fallas, Rebecca. (2017) "Galen". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 25 January 2017
Fallas, Rebecca. (2017) ‘JC McKeown and Joshua M. Smith (2016) The Hippocrates Code: Unraveling the Ancient Mysteries of Modern Medical Terminology’ [Book Review], Bryn Mawr Classical Review. 2017.01.25
Other publications (Most recent)
Fallas, R. ‘Not always virile: Male infertility in ancient Greece’, Ancient History Magazine, Issue 12: the arts of Asclepius: medical knowledge in the ancient world.
Fallas, R. ‘A Boy or A Girl? Sex Selection, Regiment and Fertility in Ancient Greece’, Nursing Clio (Online) Available from:
Mackin, E., Cook, K. & Fallas, R. ‘Practical Tips for Feminist Pedagogy in Classics’, Council of University Classics Departments Bulletin 46 (Online) Available from: https://cucd.blogs.sas.ac.uk/files/2015/01/MACKIN2520COOK2520FALLAS2520Tips2520for2520feminist2520pedagogy-1.pdf
Mackin, E., Cook, K. & Fallas, R. ‘Classics and Feminist Pedagogy: Practical Tips for Teaching [Report]’, Council of University Classics Departments Bulletin 46 (Online) Available from: https://cucd.blogs.sas.ac.uk/files/2015/01/MACKIN-COOK-FALLAS-Feminist-pedagogy.pdf
Fallas R. ‘Conference Report: Histories of Healthy Ageing, University of Groningen, 21st – 23rd June 2017’, Society of the History of Medicine Gazette, Number 78, August 2017.
Fallas, R. & King, H. ‘IUD or not IUD? Did the Hippocratics invent the first intrauterine device?’, Mistaking Histories (Online) Available from: https://mistakinghistories.wordpress.com/2017/07/18/iud-or-not-iud-did-the-hippocratics-invent-the-first-intrauterine-device/
Fallas, R. 'The role of the doctor and the possible medicalisation of fertility in the Hippocratic Corpus' (Online) Available from: https://doctorpatient2017.wordpress.com/blog-posts/the-role-of-the-doctor-and-the-possible-medicalisation-of-fertility-in-the-hippocratic-corpus/
Fallas, R. ‘Conference Report: Doctor, doctor: Global and historical perspectives on the doctor-patient relationship, 24th March 2017’ (Online) Available from: https://doctorpatient2017.wordpress.com/conference-report-doctor-doctor-global-and-historical-perspectives-on-the-doctor-patient-relationship/
Fallas, R. ‘How to submit a PhD thesis’, Times Higher Education blog (Online) Available from: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/blog/how-submit-phd-thesis
[Originally published on Classical Studies Blog, Open University (Online) Available from: http://www.open.ac.uk/blogs/classicalstudies/?p=550]
The Look of Fertility in Ancient Greece: Using physical characteristics to determine fertility in the Hippocratic Corpus, Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute, May 2013
The Look of Fertility in Ancient Greece: Using physical characteristics to determine fertility in the Hippocratic Corpus, Work in Progress seminar series, University of Reading, February 2013
Conference and seminar Papers
Not always virile? Fertility and the ageing male in Ancient Greece, New Historical Perspectives on Ageing and the Life Course, University of Leeds, March 2018
The tale of two couples: infertility and marriage in antiquity, Couple Relationships in Antiquity: Looking for real-life experiences, Lausanne, November 2018
Infertility and Health in the Hippocratic Corpus, Diseases and the Ancient World, Green Templeton College, University of Oxford, September 2017
Menopause in the Hippocratic Corpus and the Biological Works of Aristotle, University of Groningen, June 2017
Infertility, Blame and the Doctor-patient Relationship in the Hippocratic Corpus, Doctor, Doctor: Global and Historical Perspectives on the Doctor-Patient Relationship, St. Anne’s College, University of Oxford, March 2017
Experiencing Infertility in Ancient Rome, Faculty of History and Philosophy of Science Visiting Fellows Day, University of Leeds, November 2016
A big problem? Fat, obesity and infertility in the Hippocratic corpus, Department of Classical Studies Research Work in Progress Day, Open University, Milton Keynes, May 2015
What is infertility? The problem of using modern day terms to understand ancient ideas, Postgraduate Research Conference, Open University, Milton Keynes, June 2013
No fault Infertility? The Relationship between Infertility and Blame in the Ancient Medical Texts, Infertility in History, Science and Culture, Edinburgh, July 2013
Promoting Fertility: Regimes for Fertility in the Ancient Medical Texts, The Classical Body An Open University Research Seminar Day, London, February 2013
The Use of Physical Appearance to Determine Fertility in the Hippocratic Corpus, Annual Meeting of Postgraduate in Ancient Literature, Oxford, September 2012
Beeswax with suet or rennet upon milk? Theories of conception in ancient medical texts, Department of Classical Studies Research Work in Progress Day, Open University, Milton Keynes, April 2012.