Theano: the world's first female mathematician?

@article{Deakin2013TheanoTW,
  title={Theano: the world's first female mathematician?},
  author={Michael A. B. Deakin},
  journal={International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology},
  year={2013},
  volume={44},
  pages={350 - 364}
}
  • M. Deakin
  • Published 22 March 2013
  • Philosophy
  • International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology
Theano, an associate, most likely the wife, of Pythagoras, has some claim to be the first woman to play an active role in mathematics. The question of how far this claim can be supported is here examined. 

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