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Re: Dioscorides de herbis femininis

Adam McLean wrote:
> In view of the little female figures that appear often in the
> Voynich it may be that this entire work was
> related to female matters.

Just an odd thought inspired by this.  In China women were not allowed
to learn to read and write at one point, and actually developed their
own set of characters that they taught and learned secretly.  Is there
any instance of this sort of thing in the West or the Near East?