This engrossing book was the first ever investigation into the plight of the disabled and deformed in Graeco-Roman society, drawing on a wealth of material, including literary texts, medical tracts, vase paintings, sculpture, mythology and ethnography. It is now issued in paperback for the first time with a new preface and updated bibliography.
About the Author
Robert Garland is Professor of Classics at Colgate University, New York. He is the author of many books, including Hannibal (Ancients in Action series, 2010), Celebrity in Antiquity: From Media Tarts to Tabloid Queens (Classical Inter/Faces series, 2006), Surviving Greek Tragedy (2004) and Religion and the Greeks (Classical World series, 1994).