Female Longevity and Diet in the Middle AgesArticle author querybullough v [Google Scholar]campbell c [Google Scholar]

Speculum 55 (2):317-325 (1980)
In the ancient world it was generally thought that women did not live as long as men. Aristotle, whose views were much repeated, believed that males live longer than females because the male is a “warmer creature than the female.” The elder Pliny and Galen both held that men live longer than women. While statistical evidence to confirm these views is difficult to come by, most scholars agree that in fact more men than women reached adulthood in the ancient period. jQuery.click { event.preventDefault(); })
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