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Re: Dioscorides de herbis femininis

On 5 Mar 2001, at 5:08, bfarnell@xxxxxxx wrote:
> 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?

I think this was in Japan and the script is Hiragana.