Circe de clásicos y modernos
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ALESSO, Marta. Who is a Jewish mother according to Philo. Circe clás. mod. [online]. 2007, n.11, pp. 11-25. ISSN 1851-1724.
Nowadays many research works on Jewish identity in the works by Philo of Alexandria have focused on the author's definitions of himself as a Jew. The purpose of this paper is to answer who is a Jew according to Philo and how the construction of gender appears in his works as the feminine in its twofold aspect, woman and virgin. Finally, we connect Judaism and matrilineality to answer the question: who is a Jewish mother according to Philo.
Palabras clave : Philo; Judaism; Matrilineality; Jewish mother; Virginity.